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Desmond Aloysius Limerick (“Dez” to his friends and close personal enemies) is a man with a shadowy past, certain useful hard-won skills, and, if one digs deep enough, a reputation as a good man to have at your back. Now retired from his previous life, Dez is just a bloke with a winning smile, a bass guitar, and bullet wounds that paint a road map of past lives.
Jaleh Swann, a journalist, lands in the hospital just one day after her Portland, Oregon apartment is ransacked. When Jaleh’s sister, Raziah, reaches out to a friend for help, Dez doesn’t hesitate to answer. When hired thugs come to finish the job and attack the Swann sisters at the hospital, Dez does what he does best – leaving two of the attackers badly injured and one dead. But that’s only the beginning – the Swann sisters, and Dez Limerick right beside them, have been inadvertently pulled into a dizzying web of cover-ups and danger.
At the center of all this is an insidious Oregon-based tech corporation, Clockjack, which has enough money and hired guns to silence just about anyone—including this rag-tag trio.
Outnumbered, under resourced and outgunned, Dez must use all his skills and connections to survive, and thwart the deadly plans that are about to unfold. The one thing Clockjack didn’t count on? The legendary gatekeeper that is Dez Limerick.