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The Doppelganger Gambit

(1979)
(The first book in the Brill and Maxwell series)
A novel by

 
 
It looks like straightforward suicide to Detective Janna Brill. Starship outfitter Andy Kellener locked himself in his office after hours and took a fatal drug dose. But Brill’s exasperating new partner Mama Maxwell thinks it’s murder, and his chief suspect is Kellener’s partner Jorge Hazlett. The trouble is, Hazlett has an airtight alibi. In 2091's cashless society, every purchase is made with a data chip implanted in the individual’s wrist...and Hazlett’s bank records put him in a shopping mall clear across town at the time of his partner’s death. To get their man, Brill and Maxwell have to prove Hazlett faked his shopping spree...and possibly destroy law enforcement’s best tool since DNA for tracking suspects!

Reviews
“This is a grittily realistic police procedural set in the 21st century. Don’t miss this one.” Analog Magazine

“Like many procedurals the novel’s strength rests as much on the personalities of the cops as in the solving of the crime, and Brill and Maxwell make an entertaining pair.” Locus Magazine

“Police Procedural SF is rare — that makes Ms. Killough’s fun romp all the more appreciated. The characters, plot, indeed the whole future society are very well developed in this novel.” SF Review 34

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Doppelganger Gambit (Brill/Maxwell)
Author(s): Lee Killough
ISBN: 0-228-61453-8 / 978-0-228-61453-1
Publisher: BWL Publishing Inc.
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June 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Doppelganger Gambit
Author(s): Lee Killough
ISBN: 0-345-28267-1 / 978-0-345-28267-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Doppelganger Gambit (Brill/Maxwell Book 1)
Author(s): Lee Killough
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
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