By William C. Dietz
Max Maxon is an ex-marine who makes his dwelling with a gun. Sasha Casad is a wealthy youngster attempting to trap the following spaceship domestic. Max's task is to get her there alive. Somebody's attempting to cease them-somebody with lots of cash and firepower. that does not trouble Max. a freelance is a freelance. opposed to all odds, he'll satisfy this one. after which he'll make anyone pay.
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Brain damage, remember? I can’t recall anything prior to my discharge from the Mishimuto Marines. ” Sasha shrugged. “Yeah, it seems funny, that’s all. ” I felt my face go blank. ” Her expression said it all. But there was no comment this time, and no recriminations, as she’d had time to think the matter through and made a conscious decision to tolerate my lapses. I didn’t know which was worse, being yelled at for being stupid, or escaping criticism for the same reason. We headed for the habitat’s Administrative Control Section, waited through a line, and asked a graffiti-covered android for separate cabins.
The screen swirled and coalesced into a picture of a pleasant-looking, middle-aged freelancer. I fumbled the headset onto my head in time to hear most of her spiel. join us aboard FENA Air. Now, settle back in padded comfort while your high-tech passenger module is loaded aboard one of our first-class ships, and lifted into orbit. “The trip to Staros-3 will take approximately two hours. ” Now that I knew what the tube was for, I was determined not to use it. The woman continued to talk. medical emergency, then please notify the ship’s crew via your headset, and they will make sure that medical personnel are waiting when we dock with Staros-3.
My body was drenched with sweat, my heart was trying to beat its way out of my chest, and my breath came in short gasping sobs. I have at least one nightmare a night, so I’m fairly used to them. But this dream had a coherency the others lacked, as if memories were trying to put themselves back together and couldn’t quite make it. It took an hour or more to fall asleep. It seemed as if a few minutes had passed when Sasha opened the fresher, used both hands to towel her hair, and kicked my bed. “Up and at ’em, Max.