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Raising Caine – Snippet 07

Raising Caine – Snippet 07 As Ben Hwang confirmed that this simple text was, in fact, the only specific information the Slaasriithi had provided, Caine leaned toward Rulaine. “That physicist is a relative of one of the other members of … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 06

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 06 Chapter 3 Five years ago The massive funeral pyre burned so hot that they could feel the warmth even from their distant vantage point. The orange pillar lit the night sky. The … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 40

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 40 Chapter 14 The coyote’s snarls and the snapping of his teeth reached me clearly in the hallway, reminding me — as if I could have forgotten — how flimsy the bathroom door was. The … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 07

A Call To Arms – Snippet 07 “One of our people is in trouble,” Lisa told her. “Something serious.” “You sure he’s not just playing games?” the civilian pressed. “Sure sounded like a game to me.” “Missile Tech Townsend doesn’t … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 06

A Call To Arms – Snippet 06 Either way, this uni-link call could make or break him. If they realized he was playing them, they wouldn’t care what he might or might not have seen. They would probably just shoot … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 39

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 39 The attack on Solana’s had convinced me that Amaya’s talk of a magical war had some basis in fact. But until now, I hadn’t understood fully how dangerous such a conflict might be. Hacker … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 05

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 05 Chapter 2 Protector of the Law, twenty-year senior, Ashok Vadal, stood on the damp rocks watching the burning village slide into the sea. The two demons were lying in the sand where … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 06

Raising Caine – Snippet 06 Chapter Seventeen In transit; GJ 1248’s inner system Two days later, once Riordan and the rest of the legation had gathered for their first collective meal in the overcrowded main room, Gaspard rose to formally … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 05

Raising Caine – Snippet 05 That had been another welcome distraction during the outbound trip: the dueling regional cuisines of China. Wu was Taiwanese. Ben Hwang had dual citizenship, China and Canada, and had grown up eating authentic Szechuan in … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 05

A Call To Arms – Snippet 05 “Not yet.” He could just picture what the dispatcher would say about a criminal identification made purely on the basis of a smile. Especially a smile he and Redko had had to hack … Continue reading

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