Set in 1968, The Cosmic Purple is a mind-churning thriller that mixes suspense, humor, and existentialism and guarantees to leave you guessing until the last second. On the planet Ute, a psychedelic metropolis ruled by a tyrannical government, a suicidal outlaw who dubs himself Jet has been menacing the Ute Empire and refusing to fight for the rebel Earthlings. All the while he struggles to decide whether or t the alien world around him is real or a creation of his estranged psyche. Brooding, calculating, ruthlessly paraid, horrifyingly powerful, Jet is just the type of enigmatic criminal that Keokay Yusami, a high-ranking Ute officer, loves to hunt. But as Keokay grows closer to Jet, she begins to understand that t everything is what it seems and soon realizes that the man that everyone thought was mad may be the only sane human in the universe.