The Troubleshooter is a blend of noir detective with dieselpunk elements and cast in a dystopian future. In shorter terms, it’s Philip Marlowe meets Blade Runner.
Mick Trubble has a few problems: mainly that he gambles, and he loses. So when a mysterious dame approaches him with a gig too profitable to refuse, he figure it’s the perfect opportunity to get the price off his head and his life back to normal. But the hard rule in New Haven is that any plan is bound to unravel messily. Mick has connections with underworld figures, synthetic humanoid triggermen, and an assortment of informants to push up on. So when he takes on the case he thinks he’s prepared for anything. Like being blackmailed, tailed, threatened, shot at, and forcibly abducted. What he doesn’t expect are memory blackouts, psycho ninja goons, prototype synoids, or chasing down a highly coveted secret that just so happens to be tattooed on a dame’s missing leg.
But this is New Haven, where it rains every day and every night the dark and desperate haunt the foggy streets. It’s a melting pot of slick men and cool dames, hard gangsters and smooth players. There are secrets buried in the shadows behind sealed doors and the minds of men and women who won't hesitate to kill in order to protect them.
This is the world of Mick Trubble, who has a knack for two things: Getting neck deep in trouble, and shooting his way out of it.
Dieselpunk members get a chance to win an autographed copy. Simply RSVP and a random winner will be selected at the end of the event.
Winner will be announced Monday, July 9