The Beast of Tsunam (Rev Smalley: Galactic P.I., Book I)

Genre: Action Adventure, Sci-fi, Suspense Thrillers

Book Summary

Rev Smalley, Galactic P.I., a disgruntled retired EIA (Earth Intelligence Agency) agent is down on his luck without clients, money, or a current lover. Rev’s luck is about to change—just not necessarily for the better.

Rev finds that his former boss, Magnus Blackheart, has sent his ex-lover, Cassie Townes, and her current EIA partner, Braz, to the utopian planet, Tsunam on a diplomatic request to investigate a mauled body. The two agents disappear soon after arriving and Magnus forces Rev back into service to find his missing agents.


"While this story has some humorous bits in it—this is mainly a WHO DUN IT set on another planet- a planet where life is valued much differently than it is on Earth. So really good technology is the backdrop for a great detective story—and a strong and silent type hero dealing with a floating machine assigned to him ... is this machine working with him or against him as Detective Rev works on tracking down a heartless murderer."

"Very well written mixture of the old PI stories and and outer space dilemma. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one."

"I'm really impressed with the way the author placed what could be just another PI tale into a science fiction setting. It really added depth to the story and opened up the untold possibilities of both genres, many of which the author captured beautifully. The plot twists and turns which made for some tense, suspenseful reading and the action sequences are very enjoyable. There are a lot of layers to this story, humour, adventure, intriguing tech and some thought-provoking ideas."

"All in all, an action-packed, fast-paced read, good character depth and an enthralling overall read. Hope there will be many more in the series!"

About the Author

Scott A. Combs, born in Ohio in the late 50s, is an artist, graphic designer, software engineer, and writer. He resides in Chandler, Arizona, with his family, one fat cat and his best little buddy, Maxine, an Amazon parrot.

Scott has been a fan of science fiction since a young child. Struggling with dyslexia at a young age, his desire to read motivated him to overcome this problem by finding his own method of speed-reading. In his early youth he could be found running wild with the other children on adventures throughout the rural landscape of Lexington, Ohio, generally causing mischief. However, not long after he was begging his parents to take him to the library to check out books like The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Conan, Tarzan, and The Princess of Mars.

Today Scott's love for reading continues and he is the author of five published science fiction novels in three subgenres: comedy, adventure, and psychological thriller. Nowadays he is usually found in his den clicking away at his keyboard, confining most of his mischief to the characters in his novels. He is often accompanied by Maxine, who scrutinizes his latest work from her perch on his shoulder and often causes her own mischief.

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