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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 14

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 14 “Jesus!” came a hoarse shout from the nurses’ station. “Staff! Code fucking Green, need a takedown!” Plumtree had time only to meet Cochran’s frightened gaze and smile before the hallway doors banged open and an … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 13

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 13 Armentrout looked after him for a moment, then made his way around the cluttered desks to the window and looked out into the TV lounge at the patients, who couldn’t be bothered to answer the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 12

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 12 Two mental-health workers had rolled a red gurney into the room, and the old man was lifted onto it and strapped down. Cochran saw a nurse walking away with an emptied hypodermic needle. Muir was … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 11

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 11 “I wasn’t trying to kill myself,” said Cochran defensively. “This was nearly five years ago, and I don’t really remember, but I think I was trying to cut off my right hand.” “Oh, is that … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 10

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 10 Armentrout leaned back in his chair. “When’s now,” he repeated. After a moment he waved at the television. “You’re missing your Bogart movie, talking.” “That was the end,” she said. He opened his mouth, then … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 09

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 09 BOOK ONE To the Boats The likeness passed away, say, like a breath along the surface of the gaunt pier-glass behind her, on the frome of which, a hospital procession of negro cupids, several headless … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 08

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 08 The truck’s driver’s-side door clanked and squeaked open, and a rangy man of about Pete’s age stepped down to the pavement; his worn boots and jeans seemed only deceptively mundane to Angelica, and his lean, … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 07

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 07 A few of her clients, like the one who had called Pete first thing in the morning, were unhappy to find that the spirits of their dead relatives were gone from the iron containers–truck brake … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 06

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 06 “Janis Cordelia Plumtree,” said Hamilton. “She has a valid driver’s license, and I Xeroxed it. Ready? DOB 9/20/67 . . .” Armentrout began neatly filling in the boxes on the escape-report form. This morning a … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 05

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 05 CHAPTER 2 Our doctors say this is no month to bleed. –William Shakespeare, Richard II THE CAGED CLOCK high on the green-painted wall indicated exactly eleven, and most of the patients were already filing out … Continue reading

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