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Carl Ramsey has a heist to run and the crew to pull it off. All he's missing is a specialized computer and the tech to run it. But when an unrelated robbery loses him both, the prospects for a successful job look grim. Unfortunately the one who hired them won't take excuses, and the owners of the computer come looking for their stolen gear. Caught between a local crime lord and thugs from a galaxy-spanning syndicate, Carl needs to come up with a plan that doesn't get them all killed.
His assets: his retired marine ex-wife, a drunkard mechanic, a feline security chief, and an old family friend who happens to be a wizard. His liabilities: a missing computer, a hospitalized tech, two ruthless criminal organizations looking for answers, and about two hours to sort it all out.
"Tech, Lies, and Wizardry" is the free short story prequel to Black Ocean, a science fiction fantasy series set in the 26th century. Do you wish there had been a second season of Firefly? Do you love the irreverent fun of Guardians of the Galaxy? Have you ever wondered how Star Wars would have turned out if Luke and Obi-wan had ditched the rebellion to become smugglers with Han and Chewie? Then Black Ocean is the series for you!
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By Kindle Customer on 05-23-18
Nice lil snack
I'm currently reading Mission 6 of Black Ocean when I heard about the prequel Tech, Lies and Wizardry. Could only obtain it through Audible so I quickly scooped it up and listened to the 50 minute story.
It was a little flat comparitively but seeing as it was a quick prequel and still well written I gave it four stars. Not much character development but nice to see where Chip came into the crew and all in all it was enjoyable for $2.75 or something like that.
By Diana on 05-01-18
An enjoyable tidbit of a story
After listening to the 5-star epic audio book of episodes 1 to 16.5 (85 hours of action, humor, and amazing writing and narration) - I saw there was this short story.
It's good. But, if this were to be the introduction to the characters of the Black Ocean stories, it might lose some potential listeners. It's too short to hook people in with the individuality and strong personalities of the series.
I love the sound effect between scenes. Audio books are a great medium for entertaining the listeners and I really enjoy good use of sound effects. There's only the one sound used for this series, but it's great.