„The Epoch Index“ (Author’s site, at Amazon) is a short-story by Christian Cantrell. It is set in the future though it’s unclear how distant that future is. Judging by the technology people use, it’s not too far from now. On the contrary, the progress made by society is enormous. It’s roughly 40 pages of killer-vs-detective catch-up with a twist in the end. A nice text, that contains at least one wisdom:
But at the end of the day, the safety of each and everyone of us really comes down to nothing more that the simple goodwill of others. [..] just about anyone on the street can kill you or your family at any moment for any reason – or for no reason, in particular.
See also, „The Beneficence of Others“.