Monday, April 6, 2020

Top 10 Things About Jake from Murder by Munchausen Series by M.T. Bass

Sometimes what seems to be the worst thing ends up being the best thing. Such is the case in the life of Jake, the star of the Murder by Munchausen series by M.T. Bass. Find out more about him in this Top 10 by the author. Let the author know what you think and ask questions along the way as you follow the rest of the tour. You can also enjoy an excerpt, plus enter the giveaway!


Top Ten About…Jake

Jake is the main character of the Murder by Munchausen Trilogy Series. His demotion from Robbery/Homicide into the Artificial Crimes Unit ultimately saved the career of his former work partner and now lover, Maddie, but left him to repo criminally wayward robots—until he crosses paths with the "Baron" who is resurrecting history's notorious serial killers, giving them a second life in the bodies of hacked and reprogrammed Personal Assistant Androids, then turning them loose to terrorize the city. While his flaws likely exceed a “Top 10 List,” I count these on the positive side of the ledger:

  1. He absolutely, positively hates self-driving cars…and he drives a classic black convertible Mustang……and an Indian Chief Dark Horse
  2. His favorite pistol is a Colt 1911 (and hates the department issued Glocks)
  3. His favorite beer is Shiner Bock
  4. He grills a mean Fred Flintstone steak
  5. His cat’s name is Frank (like mine)
  6. He reads books and hates Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, and pretty much the entire Internet
  7. He likes flapjacks and black coffee
  8. His taste in women is exquisite
  9. His relationship with authority is, well, problematic
  10. And his mancave is awesome

So it goes…


About the series:
A Cyber Crime Thriller Series: Notorious serial killers digitally resurrected to live & hunt again in hacked replicants, pursued by detectives of the Artificial Crimes Unit.

Read an excerpt:
Murder by Munchausen Chapter 1 – The Warehouse

This particular Android Subject apparently went off the rails and killed a luckless pedestrian on his way to a bodega for some iced tea or bottled water to quench his thirst. A one-in-a-million occurrence, but every so often it still happens. Anyone who believes technology is infallible is a fool. The incident didn’t appear all that nefarious when first reported, but shortly thereafter the Atlas data stream went dark and patrol called our unit in. It quickly became obvious we were dealing with a malware hit, not a malfunction. The luckless pedestrian was actually not so luckless, being on what appeared to be the winning side of a particularly nasty termination suit with his ex, who we suspected had outsourced the final settlement to extra-judicial parties.

It might not make sense, but the beloved Media tags it “Murder by Munchausen.” For a price, there are hackers out there who will reprogram a synthoid to do your dirty work. The bad news: no fingerprints or DNA left at the crime scene. The good news—at least for us—is that they’re like missiles: once they hit their target, they’re usually as harmless as empty brass. The trick is to get them before they melt down their core OS data, so you can get the unit into forensics for analysis and, hopefully, an arrest.

EC’s scanner returned a hard ping. His quick double blink put his cross-hairs up on my lens and I followed his eye line to the northwest corner of the building…

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About M.T. Bass

M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy, then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction. He is the author of eight novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’, Murder by Munchausen, The Darknet (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #2), The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #3) and Article 15. His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy and TechnoThrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.

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  1. Well developed characters within a great story line . A hard to put down series.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt.

  3. This sounds like a very cool trilogy!

  4. An interesting list. Flaws can make a man great.

  5. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. What are you reading during quarantine?


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