Samuel Coventry is an African-American, foul-mouthed assassin whose only joy comes from listening to Cool Jazz. He uses reverse-engineered alien technology, such as a bag of holding in his mouth and a black hole shotgun, to do his job. His targets are psychic mages—the telepaths and telekinetics who threaten his employer’s organized crime operation.
Everything’s gravy until he targets a recording artist named Eva. No problem, except he’s also supposed to kill her six-year-old son. Screw that.
Protecting them puts him at odds with his boss. He’s soon battling commandoes sent to clean up. Among other things, they’re armed with tactical time-travel devices that allow them to go back a few minutes and correct their mistakes.
As if the crap isn’t thick enough, Coventry is developing feelings for Eva. He better not let anyone die, least of all himself.
Author Matthew Warner returns with the ultimate cross-genre novel, a duet of science fiction and fantasy. So sit back and enjoy the music as Coventry tells you his story in Mage Tech Duet.
“Mage Tech Duet is a tasty genre stew of urban SF, horror, and hard-edge fantasy. Matthew Warner invites us into one of the more original and terrifying futures, following an anti-hero protagonist with unique tools, skills, and street-smart badass sass. We are glad (and a bit dizzy) to have come along for the ride, but we just hope the world Warner creates in Mage Tech Duet remains fiction…at least for a little while!”
— Keith Minnion, author of The Bone Worms and Dog Star
“Mage Tech Duet” (aired on Rolling Rocks Radio)