Liberty’s Daughter

by Naomi Kritzer (Published by Fairwood)

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Beck Garrison lives on a seastead – an archipelago of constructed platforms and old cruise ships, assembled by libertarian separatists a generation ago. She’s grown up comfortable and sheltered, but starts doing odd jobs for pocket money.

To her surprise, she finds that she’s the only detective that a debt slave can afford to hire to track down the woman’s missing sister. When she tackles this investigation, she learns things about life on the other side of the waterline – not to mention about herself and her father – that she did not expect. And she finds out that some people will stop at nothing to protect their secrets . . .