Dead in the Water
(Dan Deadman Space Detective #3)
by Barry J. Hutchison (2018)
Banished to a dangerous underground hostel network, Dan becomes embroiled in a mass-murder investigation that will take him from the bowels of Down Here to the depths of the ocean. As the clues run out and the case collapses around him, Dan discovers a sinister plot that could wipe out two whole civilizations, and plunge the planet of Parloo into an endless bloody war.
After a rather ordinary #2, this novel zings and zips with more life. The banter between the characters is wittier and there is more twists and turns to the story. A much better book, and the ending hints at the next novel with Cal Carver.