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The Initiate – Snippet 26

The Initiate – Snippet 26 Sam never got the chance to answer, because a crowd of men emerged from the tall weeds around the concrete pad. They all wore faded Vietnam-era combat gear and carried old M1 rifles with bayonets … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 26

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 26 CHAPTER SIX: How You Get Out of Your Way At 6 AM Vickery had tucked the .45 into his belt and trudged around the trailer park and looked up and down the road, but the … Continue reading

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The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 36

The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 36 Chapter 11 — Battle Damage Location: Inn Converted into Hospice, Tzouroulos Time: 4:15 PM, November 22, 1372 Andronikos had a broken arm. Which to hear him tell it was because of Bill Howe’s … Continue reading

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Castaway Resolution – Chapter 26

Castaway Resolution – Chapter 26 Chapter 26. The problem, Whips thought, wasn’t that he had to send out one of the kids; it was that he had to do that and accept that if something went wrong he could not … Continue reading

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The Initiate – Snippet 25

The Initiate – Snippet 25 Chapter 11 The next morning Sam rose early and spent an hour at the gym as the city was waking up. He had dabbled at aikido, krav maga, and tae kwon do, but in the … Continue reading

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The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 35

The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 35 “Right, General,” Bill said. Then to Sherlock, “Amplify. Pucorl is coming, men. Hold them a little longer and they’re toast.” Bill said it in French, but Sherlock shouted it in Greek. It seemed … Continue reading

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Castaway Resolution – Chapter 25

Castaway Resolution – Chapter 25 Chapter 25. Sergeant Campbell surveyed the forest from ground level and found himself shaking his head. Doesn’t stink too bad yet, but it will, and that’ll be just the beginning. If their columns had been … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 25

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 25 With his teeth clenched and his eyes still closed, Ragotskie began mentally counting seconds; and he had counted off fifteen minutes’ worth before the elevator doors audibly slid open and the footsteps of several people … Continue reading

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The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 34

The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 34 *** In the van, Annabelle heard what was going on, and pushed the down button on the power windows. They didn’t move. “Pucorl! You open that window unless you want me to shoot … Continue reading

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Castaway Resolution – Chapter 24

Castaway Resolution – Chapter 24 Chapter 24. Harratrer was rising through a nightmare. The Europan sea surrounded him, filled with darkness and menace. There were no Vents in range, and with horror Harratrer realized he was alone. He was in … Continue reading

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