The Pandora Directive
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Written by
Aaron Conners

Directed by
Adrian Carr
The Pandora Directive | A Tex Murphy Novel by Aaron Conners
The Pandora Directive
A Tex Murphy Novel by Aaron Conners

ISBN: 0-7615-0068-5
Publisher: Prima Publishing
First Published: September 1995
Pages: 325

French: La Directive Pandora | ISBN: 2-265-06180-8
German: Die Pandora Direktive | ISBN: 3-442-23696-7
It's the year 2043, and post World War III San Francisco is a seedy, radioactive dive, but P.I. Tex Murphy calls it home. The women in Tex's life are either washed up or shipping out, and this private dick is singing the lonesome gumshoe blues. Jack Daniels seems more like family every day. Until one night at the Brew & Stew...

Project Bluebook was the official government investigation of Unidentified Flying Objects that examined, among other things, the "incident" at Roswell, New Mexico. The official story has been told: the Roswell crash was a balloon, nothing more. Project Bluebook was closed. But the real story is that Project Bluebook became Project Blueprint and helped start World War III. How does Tex get involved? Well, he meets an old Cubana-smoking gent who's looking for a missing friend. It doesn't seem like much of a case at first, but then Tex Murphy has never been very good at staying out of trouble...and this time he's in for lots of trouble!

Aaron Conners wrote The Pandora Directive as a novel first, which the computer game was then based on. While there are differences between the two, the novel serves as a great companion piece for fans of the game, as it elaborates upon and fleshes out many of the same characters and plot points.