When retired Imperial Investigator Bander reaches into a hollow to retrieve his cache of gold, he finds it gone and something else left in its place: a scrying stone with a message from a mysterious young sorceress asking his help in solving the murder of Tobin Leroth, one of Bander's oldest friends. Tobin Leroth was flung to his death from a catapult during a city festival and only the secretive Mage Guild knows why. But as Bander gets drawn deeper into a deadly mystery that involves the highest powers in the realm, he finds himself on the run from the same dark forces he suspects killed his friend. But this time they are hunting him...
A KILLING IN THE AIR is a brawling, hardboiled fantasy that combines the fast pace of thrillers like "24" and Jack Reacher with a brutal fantasy world like "Game of Thrones."
Randy Nargi is an award-winning writer and film director who lives in Central Oregon with his wife (and frequent collaborator) actress Jessi Badami. Mr. Nargi received his BA in Literary Writing from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a former technology entrepreneur and advertising executive who grew up in New York and has lived in London and Seattle.
In 2003, Nargi wrote and directed the award-winning independent comedy film G-SALE (available on Amazon). He is currently working on the LAND OF ENCHANTMENT series, a science-based franchise of paranormal action films and novels which explore the mysteries of New Mexico and beyond, including secret underground bases, cryptozoology, vanished civilizations, advanced technology, UFOs, and more. Nargi is also the author of the FURTHER ADVENTURES OF BANDER series of "hardboiled fantasy" adventures (a term he coined). The BANDER series has been described as "epic fantasy for people who don't like hobbits, dragons, and elves." When not writing or making films, Nargi enjoys hiking and exploring.
"This is a truly fresh, inventive story with great characters and tons of action set in a cool, highly-detailed new world. The mystery at the heart of "Bander" hooks you right out of the gate, develops quickly and never lets go-- though I found myself wanting to pause to ponder some of the incredibly intriguing technologies, weapons and environments introduced along the way. A great ride. Definitely start with Book 1 and enjoy." --Kenneth G. Bennett, author Exodus 2022 and The Gaia Wars