Short stories in the genre Fast-Paced Thriller

Listing 2 stories.

A jaded American mercenary searches for the stepdaughter of a Mexican businessman on a remote island. After a bloody showdown with the stepdaughter's kidnappers, the mercenary finds justice and a second chance.

A genetically modified mermaid works to solve the circumstances surrounding a scholar's mysterious disappearance, all the while reconciling with the meaning of death in a futuristic world where bodies can respawn in any imaginable form.