KING'S CHAPEL AND THE EARTHLY STRUGGLE OF MAN 1910. George Bryant grew up in a world of abundance and has been bored by it ever since. The only distraction from his dull courses in ecomics is the Boxing Club of the university. When a new, colored student, who studies medicine on a scholarship, is expelled from the Boxing Club after kcking out two contestants, George stands up for him and is expelled as well. They become friends and try to find their ways in a world that is t giving them what they want and need for free and as they are t able to abide by the rules, catastrophe seems inevitable and only a matter of time. A DETECTIVE IN A DRIFTING WORLD 1930. Detective Rex McNeal chases down a car that he found suspicious. It turns out to be a car built for bootlegging. He investigates on the case but he has to learn over and over again that those who deliver Fullerstone City with alcohol are well organized and smart characters, who are covering their tracks and are hard to find. McNeal has to dig in the dirt that has become rmal to the city as a side-effect to the increased crime surrounding the alcohol and eventually becomes entangled in a case a lot more shocking than the violation of the prohibition. Two new short vels from Fullerstone City, a rich metropolis denying its downsides and paying the price in human misery. The stories, while part of a series, can be read independently from each other.