Liedecker: Life and Times #6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series L:L&T 01: The Son

February 2044

The light of day was quietly dying and the lights of the city were winking on to greet the night.

Wosniak was growing impatient, waiting in the sunken parking garage of one of his legitimate holdings beside a small fleet of vans whose markings indicated that they belonged to a carpet cleaning service. They were a loner from the holdings of a late ally in the organization. One of many late allies.

He hated to admit it, but the brash young man had been right: they were losing this war, and he wasn’t sure that even the next step in military technology would pull them back from the brink.

It was an idea that haunted him on a nearly constant basis in recent days. This wasn’t the first time that proper organized crime had been in danger, crowded out and outperformed by less nuanced gangs or infiltrated and crumbled to dust by police forces.

The mafia no longer existed, if only because they no longer used that word. But the organization was in just as much danger now as its predecessors were. Suggestions had been made that allying with criminal syndicates in other cities could save the fifty … Continue reading

Liedecker: Life and Times #4

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series L:L&T 01: The Son

February 2044

She at alone at a lab table, eyes flitting between three monitors and her own portable computer as the results of a battery of microscopic scans were broadcast to her from apparatus in other areas of the lab.

All of her focus was directed on her task; analyzing, documenting and evaluating the performance of surgically implanted devices in frogs, designed to boost the efficiency and strength of their leg muscles. It was a focus not simply born out of a desire to do good work, but out of a passion for her field.

It was a boundless and overflowing passion that drove her to pontificate on it the finer points of neuromuscular interfacing, nano-matrices, and nerve splicing to anyone that would listen.

He didn’t understand any of it, but Vincent loved to listen to her for hours. For a few long minutes, he just leaned in the doorway and watched her work. But this wasn’t the time for dawdling, he needed to move quickly if he was going to get everything done that needed it.

“Ya know, you’re even more beautiful when you’re being intense, darlin’.”

Isabelle Cummings reluctantly tore her gaze away from her work. A hint … Continue reading

Issue #41 – Machinations

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series The Descendants Vol 4: Confluence

The Descendants race to find the Interfacers while Liedecker works to maintain his place as the Master of the Mayfield Underworld. Can he maintain his anonymity? Well, he’s got a plan for that… Part 2 of War Machines.

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Issue #40 – Interfacers

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series The Descendants Vol 4: Confluence

A not-so-new gang of rabble rousers is stealing from the Mayfield Underworld and Vincent Liedecker is not a happy man. Meanwhile, Juniper gets an email asking for help from one of Belle’s Interfacers. The request: save her friends before the Underworld deals with them first! Part 1 of War Machines.

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Issue #15: Never Simple

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series The Descendants Vol 2: Magic and Machines

The Valentine’s Day dance is fast approaching and Warrick is looking for a date… without much success. And even when he manages to get one, he and his friends are going to have to go through a small army of less than typical cyborgs just to get there on time! In love, as in life, things are never simple.

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