Saturday Snippet: No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part IX

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten to fifteen sentences or less are yours for the reading!

Yes, this is still from BARRON’S LAST STAND. The setting is the engine room of Bo’s ship Sundance. Following a prison break which Bo orchestrated, Blade stowed away aboard her ship (unbeknownst to her until after the ship had entered hyperspace.) They haven’t seen one another in five years due to a messy breakup in which Bo threatened to shoot him next time their paths crossed. Of course, Blade is on his knees and she has her blaster leveled on him…and they’re bickering.

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“It just rankles that you can’t deliver the Black Wing to Marin, doesn’t it? You’re still an Inner Circle Agent, Blade Devon. You always will be. You’re deluding yourself if you think otherwise.”

He shrugged. “I can always count on the IC to eventually show up and bail me out when I end up someplace like Akita.”

Bo’s lips quirked. “And I’m sure they’re always more than happy to take you to Trisdos for a face to face with the old man.”

“I’m very good at getting away from security details, you know that.” He smiled. “That was an impressive operation you orchestrated. I wouldn’t have tried to single hand a break like that. I’d have brought in a team.”

Bo’s lips quirked. “You have problems with authority, I don’t play well with others.”

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That’s the snippet for the week. Thank you for stopping by.

If you’re interested in reading more about Bo, you can pick up your ebook copies of SOVRAN’S PAWN and HERO’S END for Nook and Kindle at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

If you’d like to read a sneak peek at BARRON’S LAST STAND you can find the first chapter at the end of HERO’S END and here on my website.

In case you missed them, here are some other SFFS snippets from BARRON’S LAST STAND

No Such Thing As A Free Ride
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part II
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part III
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part IV
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part V
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part VI
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part VII
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part VIII

Portrait of a Crime Lord – Part One
Portrait of a Crime Lord – Part Two
Portrait of a Crime Lord – Part Three
Portrait of a Crime Lord — Part Four
Stowaway
Stowaway Part Two
Stowaway Part Three

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