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Marque of Caine – Snippet 20

Marque of Caine – Snippet 20 Riordan nodded. “You two make a pretty good team.” “We did. I guess we still do.” The car braked hard, pushing them sideways against their straps. “Here we are. Move out. Sir.” Riordan threw … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 19

Marque of Caine – Snippet 19 Chapter Twelve December, 2123 Refueling Orbit around Planet IV, Wolf 424 A For the thirty-second time, Riordan started his day at Wolf 424 A by turning on the commplex. Nine hours ago, just before … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 18

Marque of Caine – Snippet 18 Part Two Custodes Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who shall guard the guards themselves?) Collective Space and Earth September, 2123 – July, 2124 Chapter Eleven November, 2123 Deep Space below the ecliptic, Wolf 424 A … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 17

Marque of Caine – Snippet 17 That was Weber–a.k.a. The Patch–to a tee: discreet, formal, business like, and more heart than he was usually willing to show. Bloody hell: he could have been English. “I need some requests–which are in … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 16

Marque of Caine – Snippet 16 “And if there’s none in your blood, or if we can’t figure it out from what we find there, we’d need you here. For research.” Riordan leaned back. “Listen to yourself, Christa. You may … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 15

Marque of Caine – Snippet 15 “Unfortunately, no.” She examined his leg even more closely, as if she was hunting for microorganisms. “I have your complete medical history, but a lot of the situational details are redacted. All those records … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 14

Marque of Caine – Snippet 14 Chapter Nine July, 2123 Nevis, Earth Richard Downing closed the cover of the transcripts. The hardcopy-only distribution signified how highly classified it was: sharing electronic documents virtually guaranteed that they would eventually fall into … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 13

Marque of Caine – Snippet 13 Chapter Eight July, 2123 Nevis, Earth “If you would please take your seat, Commodore Riordan.” The Marine held it out for him. Before Caine could sit, an Asian woman sitting behind the table on … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 12

Marque of Caine – Snippet 12 Caine leaned back. “I’m surprised IRIS released you from ‘administrative custody’ at all.” “I gave my word to Director Sukhinin that I would remain silent. He understood that by doing so, I put the … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 11

Marque of Caine – Snippet 11 Chapter Seven July, 2123 Nevis, Earth A moment after the glass door closed behind Downing and his guards, another silhouette approached it and entered at a brisk walk: Commander Lorraine Phalon. Physically, she was … Continue reading

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