Gemini Hustle

The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Ray continued to hold Jessyn’s hand, their fingers twining in a familiarity that, were Ray not focused on Harry’s story, would have been spooky. “The Lady has the latest news,” Harry was explaining, with a glance at Jessyn. “I’d as soon not rehash that particular episode.” “Of course,” she murmured, even as Ray …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 9

Chapter 9 The bartender served a trio of Milleons, whose bulky insectoid figures dominated the bar’s middle section, then met Ray at the spot he’d previously occupied. “Who in the name of the Jade Emperor’s dragons are you?” she asked without preamble.  “Those bills I gave you, I swear I had no idea they were …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 8

Chapter 8 “Not enough cold showers in the galaxy,” Ray muttered, even as the image Jessyn had planted in his head took root.   “My sorrow,”  she said, her expression sympathetic, “especially as we seem to have gotten off the truck.”  “And are we off the… truck?” he echoed, confusion and amusement dulling the edge ever …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Harry came back to himself in a warehouse that, like most warehouses in the Sol Sector, was ill lit, grimy, and smelled like a machinist’s shop. This particular warehouse was located on Ceres, and had been decommissioned for several years. Despite that fact, the place was crammed floor to dome with crates, bales, …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 6

Chapter 6 While Harry fell into his own subconscious, Ray followed Jessyn into an elevator, standing quiet as they ascended to the club’s top floor, and then out into a low-lit, high-ceilinged space in which a smattering of tables of various size were separated by lattice barriers.  Almost the second Jessyn exited the lift, the …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Harry had suffered more than a few rude awakenings in his career, so opening his eyes to find himself stretched out on a low-pile carpet that smelled mildly of rug shampoo was no big thing.  Then someone’s foot slammed into his gut, seriously upping the rude quotient of this particular awakening. “That will …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Entering Ankhar’s lounge, Ray had trouble believing the swank nightclub existed in the same solar system as The Needle, much less the same planet.  But as it did, and in deference to the upscale setting, he’d ditched the hungry spacer look for  black suit and crisp white shirt—sans tie—and even chose the onyx …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Nine hours later, Harry was behind the wheel of a van, driving through Romeria’s winding streets.  Behind him, Mollin hunched over a small warehouse of tech built into the unassuming ground transpo, tracking León Enris’s movements. “Did you get anything more on the guy from the bar… Slater was it?” Harry asked, swinging …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Unaware of Ray’s interest in his service record, Harry Finn—AKA not-Victor Raz—entered the bathroom of suite 419 of The Big Sleep Inn & Suites, Romeria.  Since he’d already dumped Victor’s coat and wig, he headed to the bathroom to shed the rest of the dead pirate, starting with the eyes.  The black cosmetic …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 PROLOGUE To: Colonel M. Doyle, Zodiac Division Control From: Zodiac C&C Re: Orion and Loki Operation Status-Universal System Date 15.99.74 Orion Detail • Operative: Raymond D. Slater  • Cogent Background: Former ConFed Marine, 1st Lieutenant; Combat Rescue; Counterinsurgency; SpecOps qualified • Mission: Ongoing • Report: At last contact, Slater’s personal transport Gypsy Moth …

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