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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 21

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 21 Ann nodded, was aware of Bauernfeld’s confused gape. He followed their eyes, but did not know what to look at. Which in this case was the swivel atop the spinning … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 20

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 20 Ulrich had reached the rig, seemed to dart around looking for something. Or someone, Ann corrected. He was clearly trying to find who was in charge, who had overridden today’s … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 19

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 19 Chapter 11 Undisclosed location near Wietze, USE Ann Koudsi finished her morning cup of broth — it had been unseasonably chilly overnight — and nosed back into her books and … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 18

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 18  Chapter 10 Thuringia, United States of Europe Major Larry Quinn of the State of Thuringia-Franconia’s National Guard led the way down the last switchback of the game trail, which spilled … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 17

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 17  “How can it be otherwise, dearest Godmother? But before I depart to — to distant places, I want you to know this:” — and he stopped and reached out a … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 16

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 16  Chapter 9 Convent of the Dames Blanches, Louvain, The Low Countries “Your Highne — I mean, Sister Isabella?” The urgency in the novitiate’s tone caused the Infanta Isabella to start … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 15

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 15  Eddie saw no hint of reaction in Simpson’s perfect poker face, but reasoned that his CO’s observations must be similar to his own. Kirstenfels evidently knew a lot about his … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 14

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 14  Chapter 8 Lübeck, United States of Europe At a nod from Simpson, the two Marine guards stood at ease, but remained flanking the man who had hired the skiff. The … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 13

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 13 Chapter 7 Off Lübeck, Baltic Sea Eddie watched the slide and tilt of the inclinometer diminish, peripherally saw that his ship’s hull was nearing the center of a long, smooth … Continue reading

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1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 12

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies – Snippet 12  A concise and accurate summary of all the possibilities. But the dance of dueling intelligence portfolios was not yet over. “Even if it is true that the Spanish have no … Continue reading

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