On Vega V, all life has a price.
No one knows that better than Quennessa Ariadne Nigella Kilroy, last and only survivor of House Kilroy. Paranoid and hot-tempered with borderline poor impulse... More > control except when she’s working; Quen has carried four years of survivor’s guilt over the massacre of her clan entire. With an underlying mission to find whoever had her clan murdered, and a desperate need to prove herself, she ends up Guildmistress of all Assassins because no one wants the job.
And no one expects her to live out the year.
On a world like Five where lifespans are measured in centuries, people hang on to grudges for decades. With that many suspects to choose from, and her own past come back to haunt her, Quen is running out of time.< Less
Right before her 41st birthday, Angela N. Hunt began blogging about training for her first marathon. To her shock, it got a lot of responses and comments, including this one:
I have a request.
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Write a book about your training and running a marathon. Even a short book. Throw in ruminations about your mother insulting you about it, and about missing your father. Tell us about your girls, and publishing, and what it is to be a working mom with daughters in a world where women are still treated as second class citizens. Tie together running and writing and sci-fi and life in the way only you can.
I would read the Hell out of that. I would hand a copy to Winter when she’s old enough and tell her she can do anything.
This is that book.
Because Angela realized it was not just Winter that needed to hear about her nights of training. It was her own daughters. It was and is anyone’s daughter who needs to hear: don’t listen to the naysayers. Put on your running shoes.
And run.< Less
Clint Renner’s life is all about spies and master assassins and people doing things on the border of legality. It’s guns and explosions and running, both for fun and away from shit... More > trying to kill you. It’s precision driving and heists gone wrong and missions gone right.
It’s the life he always wanted, but doesn’t think he’s good enough for, because if there’s one thing Clint knows, it’s that the world is very very big and he is very very small. But he does his best, because that’s what Uncle Sam pays him for and he gets the job done.
Until the day he runs back into the woman of his dreams and the enemy she serves, and realizes that for a man whose devil is always in the details, he may finally lose when facing a threat that’s very nature is...