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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 10

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 10 Saturday found her, like many in New York, working from the office. Her assistant buzzed in that she had a call from NYPD and Joanna picked up. “Ms. Kohn, this is Captain Dominguez at … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 09

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 09 CHAPTER FOUR Tom reminded himself that politics in the bank was the art of the possible. You got a little of what you wanted, you resigned yourself to getting the rest when you could … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 08

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 08 * * * Officially named the City of New York Police Department, the NYPD was the largest municipal police force in the United States. The actual number of employees exceeded fifty thousand, though perhaps … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 07

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 07 “Thanks,” Tom said without inflection. “Let’s keep that to ourselves for the time being. I need him hungry just now. Speaking of which, what new info–if any–have you heard on the lashup?” Smith referred … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 06

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 06 CHAPTER THREE Tom Smith did enjoy the panorama. One of his perks was a corner office view from the fortieth floor. In clear weather it afforded him a view from Governor’s Island to the … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 05

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 05 There was a brief pause as the audience looked at him and one another. Bateman spoke up. “Tom, are you saying this is a man-made disease?” Smith looked his boss in the eye, and … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 04

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 04 CHAPTER TWO All banks, and for that matter major companies of every stripe, as well as government organizations the world over, prepare for a variety of possible crises of varying severity. Localized environmental events, … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 03

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 03 A potentially global issue such as a pandemic was a case where Bateman would expect to exercise his “Right of First Refusal”–electing to learn first and monitor closely. He would also react “unhelpfully” if … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 02

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 02 CHAPTER ONE May 15th Bank of the Americas Global Headquarters Manhattan, New York “How the hell did you not see anything until now?” Tom Smith was pissed. The managing director for Security and Emergency … Continue reading

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Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 01

Valley Of Shadows – Snippet 01 The Valley of Shadows John Ringo and Mike Massa Foreword The decline of our shared cultural literacy means that we live with many sayings whose origins aren’t widely remembered, even where documentation is easy … Continue reading

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