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Angry Lead Skies (Garrett Files, Book 10) by Glen Cook

By Glen Cook

A sequence a long way prior to its time, now again in print

a person else could have realized through now: while hassle comes knocking, don't open the door. yet there's a it's because Garrett's nonetheless within the P.I. enterprise finally those years-he's now not one to benefit his classes. probably that's why he we could himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious child being threatened by means of creatures that can't fairly be defined. yet prior to Kip Prose has an opportunity to give an explanation for what he's performed to get at the hit record of a few anonymous nasties, the precocious Prose is kidnapped, and the chase begins...

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Should she flee from the world and retreat with Jerry into a convent? It wasn’t impos­ sible; she must always have been prepared to do that, but first she risked one last folly, the Michael Fish escapade. Or should she just swallow the contents of a container of sleeping pills, of the empty bot­ tle that Lieutenant Popov filmed in close-up on the bedside table by the headless corpse? Had her assailants attacked her body when she herself P O S S E S S I O N S was already gone? But who? And why? Or had she been sound asleep, unconscious, stupefied, incapable o f resistance, but aware, in the depths of her toxic slumber, of the aggressors’ hatred?

T h e years go by, and the sand, a vast and hopeless solitude, still relies only on itself. Until one day a friend o f no particular consequence offers to save you time by parking your car for you, or a neighbor you hardly know says, for no special reason, that she ’11 look after Je rry for a few hours. Then 48 P O S S E S S I O N S suddenly the sand sees that it has been piling up for ten years on a dead planet, w hile all the time, som ewhere else, close by, there w as another life that w as simple and possible.

In the end she heard he’d died of an overdose in some Indian ashram where he’d been living with an old mistress, whether ancient or former wasn’t clear. My friend had met this news with the indifference that had been typical o f her for I don’t know how long— a neutrality just tinged with arrogance. But this didn’t stop her making a confidante o f me whenever I was around. Indifference, whether true or assumed, lets a person speak o f what’s impossible as if it were nothing out o f the ordinary.

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