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The Initiate – Snippet 07

The Initiate – Snippet 07 Chapter 3 Four hours after meeting Sylvia, Sam arrived on foot at the corner of Post Avenue and Academy Street, at the far north end of Manhattan. Five- and six-story apartment buildings stretched away in … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 07

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 07 Taitz shifted uneasily. “Any luck following Castine?” “No,” said Harlowe. “That blue car, whatever it was, simply turned in to an alley and disappeared. We had four cars circling fast around all these blocks, and … Continue reading

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The Initiate – Snippet 06

The Initiate – Snippet 06 Some were so blatantly fake they made him angry. One “psychic sensitive” did such a clumsy cold reading he stopped her halfway through and told her to stop embarrassing them both. A seminar on “personal … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 06

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 06 “I should have cooked up an escape identity myself!” Vickery rocked his head judiciously. “– And I stopped being Sebastian Vickery altogether.” “And you only ran as far as Barstow? What’s that, a hundred miles?”

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 05

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 05 Castine stared into his face for a moment, then nodded and slid out of the booth, and together they ran to the entryway and past the cash register. Several people hurriedly stepped out of their … Continue reading

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The Initiate – Snippet 05

The Initiate – Snippet 05 Billy had been cared for at home by his parents until they died, then for a few months by an aunt, but she was apparently in poor health herself and couldn’t manage him. He had … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 04

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 04 Before parting last year, he and Castine had agreed that if she put an ad having to do with skeet shooting in the Times classifieds, the two of them would meet at Canter’s at the … Continue reading

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The Initiate – Snippet 03

The Initiate – Snippet 03 They sat in silence for a moment, and then Lucas spoke again. “Your choice is simple, Mr. Arquero: You can believe me or you can decide that you hallucinated that creature. Now, that is an … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 03

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 03 CHAPTER ONE: Some Kind of Hobo The enigmatic ad in the Los Angeles Times classified section had read, in its entirety, “Skeet thrower for sale, October 29, 2018, 2 PM,” and at 1:30 PM Sebastian … Continue reading

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The Initiate – Snippet 02

The Initiate – Snippet 02 Sam leaned forward and bent over the rings. They were plain gold bands, not shiny enough to be new. Two had initials engraved inside, but the letters meant nothing to him. After a moment he … Continue reading

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