Night Shift by B K Bass

Night Shift

Night Trilogy – Book One

B.K. Bass

In New Angeles, crime is part of the daily business of running the city. But when a routine murder investigation starts turning up more questions than answers, homicide detective Harold Peterson finds himself unraveling a decades-old conspiracy that leads him to the highest echelons of the mob and the city government. As various threads start to come together, the big picture is revealed to be more than he ever bargained for. As bullets start to fly from both directions, the only thing Harold knows for sure is that he isn’t being paid enough to deal with this.

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When a routine murder investigation starts turning up more questions than answers, homicide detective Harold Peterson finds himself unraveling a decades-old conspiracy that leads him to the highest echelons of the mob and the city government.

MSRP: $4.85

Release Date:October 12, 2018

Formats Available: ebook.

ISBN:  978-1-949645-04-0

Genres: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Noir, Crime Thriller, Hardboiled

Length: Novella – Approx. 70 pages.

Praise for Night Shift:

“From the outset, Bass nails the noir tone, building a near future New Angeles out of grime, crime, and disparity. The dialogue is witty and natural, the crime setup is classic pulp, and his protagonist is charismatic enough to cover the fact he is mostly unlikable.
My only complaint is born merely of anticipation. I want more!”
Chad Christy on Amazon – 5 Stars

“I laughed. I cried. I examined the story. I fell in love and became so involved I forgot I was reading and became one with the story. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for part 2…very creative and fun story.”
Phebe Yawson on Amazon – 5 Stars

“This is a well written book with compelling characters. BK did a wonderful job of building a believable in-depth world. His voice and descriptions added richness to a well-crafted tale. Unlike many detective novels, I didn’t find the plotline predictable. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing. Don’t be too worried about the ending since this is done in more of a chapbook style. Leaving you to wonder ‘what next?’.

Overall, I enjoyed reading it and I wish the next book was out already.”
Crystal Kirkham on Goodreads – 5 Stars

“What’s not to like about this book? It’s fast-paced, funny, dark and a real page turner. Night Shift is a unique combination of sci-fi and crime story. Looking forward to Book 2 of the trilogy so I can find out what happened to the main character.”
Willie Handler on Goodreads – 5 Stars

“Well color me satisfied! This page turner kept me guessing all the way to the end, through twists and turns of descriptive settings you are drawn into a world that blossoms in your mind. The only problem with it? It ends before the story is fully known…..now I have to wait for book 2!”
Michael Nadeau on Goodreads – 5 Stars

“Bass builds an engaging world in few words and drags the reader in. His characters are vivid against the cyberpunk world of New Angeles. I couldn’t put down this novella and when I got to the end, I was asking where’s the next one!?”
R. Leaf on Amazon – 5 Stars

“As always this author has a way with words. He makes you feel as if you are in the story. His imagination is so descriptive that you can smell, feel, and taste the environment. You also feel as if you are walking in the detectives shoes and living his life. I can’t stress this point enough. The ending in itself helps make my point about his imagination. I don’t think anyone saw that situation coming up. I know that I didn’t have a clue.

Please hurry with the next book, I can’t wait. Thank you for a great story. I look forward to many more.”
May on Goodreads – 5-Stars

Nightshift, book one by B.K. Bass, was a fun and exciting read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The story takes place in futuristic New Angelas, where homicide detective Harold Peterson is called to investigate the murder of a woman. His investigation tosses him into a hornets nest when he finds himself mixed up in the upper echelons of the mob.
B.K. has woven a story laced with humor, sci-fi, and leaves you expectant of the next book in the trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed Nightshift. Five-stars!
K.D. McNiven on Amazon – 5 Stars

This novella kept me gripped from the dark beginning to the darker end. I need more, and I can’t wait for the sequel. All the best parts of noir and crime in a real and futuristic world. The MC, though rough around the edges and a little bitter, was still hugely likable and I rooted for him even when his actions were questionable at best. The mystery kept me guessing, and the following books will no doubt answer all the questions I still have.
Kati Felix on Goodreads – 4 Stars

 

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B.K. is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror inspired by the pulp fiction magazines of the early 20th century and classic speculative fiction. He is a student of history with a particular focus on the ancient, classical, and medieval eras. He has a lifetime of experience with a specialization in business management and human relations and also served in the U.S. Army.  When not writing or helping authors with their work, he is an avid table-top gaming geek.  B.K. is owned by three cats and a Paperanian named Sassy.

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