Spotlight: Unexpected Rain by Jason LaPier

The Spotlight returns! Today I’m shining a little light on some “space age noir murder mystery”, and if that gets you perking up all meerkat style, then take a look at this!



In a domed city on a planet orbiting Barnard’s Star, a recently hired maintenance man has just committed murder.

Minutes later, the airlocks on the neighbourhood block are opened and the murderer is asphyxiated along with thirty-one innocent residents.

Jax, the lowly dome operator on duty at the time, is accused of mass homicide and faced with a mound of impossible evidence against him.

His only ally is Runstom, the rogue police officer charged with transporting him to a secure off-world facility. The pair must risk everything to prove Jax didn’t commit the atrocity and uncover the truth before they both wind up dead.

Fascinated? Then why not try an excerpt?

Unexpected Rain will be published by Harper Voyager on May 7th 2015, and you can pre-order it for Kindle at and


About the Author:

Born and raised in upstate New York, Jason LaPier lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and his dachshund. In past lives he has been a guitar player for a metal band, a drum-n-bass DJ, a record store owner, a game developer, and an IT consultant. These days he divides his time between writing fiction and developing software, and doing Oregonian things like gardening, hiking, and drinking microbrew.

You can find him on Twitter (@JasonWLaPier), and on Facebook –

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