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The Saboteurs

They gave him the gun in New York, he was pretty certain, and he thought some money too.

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Undisruptable

Business. Read the textbooks and you’re in no doubt that it’s a sensible career of deep dullness.

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Better off Dead

The stranger got into position under the streetlight at eleven p.m., as agreed.

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The Anthropocene Reviewed

MY NOVEL TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN was published in October of 2017, and after spending that month on tour for the book, I came home to Indianapolis and blazed a trail between my children’s tree house and the little room where my wife and I often work

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She's on the Money

Hello, I’m so glad you’ve picked up my book.

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Tom Clancy's Target Acquired

“WHY ARE WE HERE AGAIN?” MASTER SERGEANT CARY MARKS SAID, SHIFTING HIS weight for what seemed like the hundredth time.

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Someone I Used To Know

The farm is visible as soon as the taxi crests the brow of the hill.

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Faking It

Voices seep into my consciousness, gentle as osmosis. They heave me slowly out of darkness like dragging a buoy from unfathomable depths.

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Languages of Truth

Before there were books, there were stories. at first the stories weren’t written down.

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Why First-borns Rule the World and Later-borns Want to Change It

How’s your birth order knowledge? Pretty good I suspect.

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Secrets My Father Kept

As Marie prepared to break into her father’s bedroom, she felt a little pool of guilt well up inside her for betraying him.

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Echolalia

It would be easy not to notice him. Just a small thing. Dappled with dried bracken and dirt.

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The President’s Daughter

A board a Night Stalkers Special Operations MH-60M Black Hawk helicopter code-named Spear One, Navy chief Nick Zeppos of SEAL Team Six checks his watch.

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Finding the Mother Tree

For generations, my family has made its living cutting down forests. Our survival has depended on this humble trade.

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Acts of Desperation

The first time I saw him, I pitied him terribly.

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Bad People – and How to Be Rid of Them

Happenstance had me born on 30 September 1946 – the very day of the judgment at Nuremberg

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A Glasshouse of Stars

You have arrived for a better life at the New House in the New Land.

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Karma

The inner journey through an uncharted landscape can be fraught with contradictions of thought, emotion, experience, and action.

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