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In The House Of Secret Enemies

In The House Of Secret Enemies


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro In The House Of Secret Enemies The Drop He was a big man, filled with a guy-wire tension and animal wariness that even his three-hundred-dollar tailored suit couldnt hide. He came in the door, stopped and blinked, then walked over to my desk. I rose and took the proffered hand, waiting for the nervous, embarrassed reaction that usually preceded mumbled apologies and a hurried exit. It didnt come. Dr. Frederickson Now, there are any number of disadvantages to being a dwarf, all ...

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The Language Of Cannibals

The Language Of Cannibals


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro The Language Of Cannibals CHAPTER ONE In the purple distance neatly scripted alphabet vultures with Zs for eyes soared in the thermals swirling over and around an alphabet volcano spewing what appeared to be incomplete, fractured sentences and clustered gobs of words that were half submerged in a river of blood red lava. Block-letter trees formed an oppressive jungle that appeared like a great fungus growth that was an infection on, rather than a part of, the land. The ...

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Second Horseman Out of Eden

Second Horseman Out of Eden


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George C. Chesbro Second Horseman Out of Eden 1 Santa Claus was long overdue, and if I didnt hear sleigh bells in another hour I was going to start calling the hospitals. Santa couldnt be drunk, because my brother no longer drank-not since hed emerged from the drug-induced madness that had transmogrified him into a de facto, reluctant religious guru to millions, and the subsequent events that had caused the deaths of thousands of people and almost killed the two of us. Garth kept a well-stocked ...

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The Cold Smell Of Sacred Stone

The Cold Smell Of Sacred Stone


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George C. Chesbro The Cold Smell Of Sacred Stone PROLOGUE Garths Credo, as it came to be called after it was codified by others, grew out of a body of offhand remarks, many delivered half in jest, that Garth made to reporters and other individuals after the miracles in an attempt to explain just what it was he thought he was up to. The Credo was simple, and he stuck to it consistently to the end, despite the fact that all during his long illness he was whacked to the gills on ...

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Two Songs This Archangel Sings

Two Songs This Archangel Sings


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George C. Chesbro Two Songs This Archangel Sings 1 The man I was on my way to see had the odd but curiously appropriate first name of Veil. For the past six years hed been one of the hottest painters on the fickle and volatile New York art scene and could presumably afford much better quarters than the loft he rented in a rotting, otherwise empty factory building in one of the roughest sections on the citys Lower East Side, but apparently simply preferred not to. Id known Veil Kendry for ...

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The Beasts Of Valhalla

The Beasts Of Valhalla


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro The Beasts Of Valhalla BOOK I Game of Beasts 1 An August Sunday, so hot you couldnt tell sweat from tears. It was an expensive funeral, costing more than I suspected my sister and her husband could easily afford, in a bargain basement family plot inside a rummage sale cemetery. Somebody had sold my sister the Deluxe Package, silk-lined mahogany casket and an acre or two of flowers that served only to magnify the decrepitude of the small village cemetery. The rusting backhoe ...

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An Affair Of Sorcerers

An Affair Of Sorcerers


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro An Affair Of Sorcerers Chapter 1 Channel 13, the PBS station in New York City, had been conducting its annual fund-raising auction, and my smartass brother had bought me a dozen tympani lessons with the Principal Tympanist of the New York Philharmonic that was his idea of a practical joke. As far as I was concerned, the joke was on dear old Garth: I got rhythm. It was easy enough to practice all I needed was a score, two pencils and a flat surface to beat on. I had a full set ...

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Dream of a Falling Eagle

Dream of a Falling Eagle


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro Dream of a Falling Eagle Chapter 1 We were three-quarters of the way up the long gravel driveway leading to the torturers house, driving slowly to avoid a number of deep potholes, when Garth abruptly slammed on the brakes and turned off the headlights and ignition of his Jeep Cherokee. We never went anywhere these days without our guns, and I immediately reached for the Beretta in my shoulder holster. Whats the matter My brother put a finger to his lips and whispered, It looks ...

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Bleeding in the Eye of a Brainstorm

Bleeding in the Eye of a Brainstorm


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro Bleeding in the Eye of a Brainstorm Chapter 1 Oh, woe was me. Alone and lonely on Thanksgiving eve, I was feeling sorry for myself, an unpleasant and enervating state of mind I thoroughly despised, and so I decided to seek out a little company and distraction as an anodyne. In New York City, if you are a chess player, you need never lack for reasonably respectable, like-minded souls at any hour of any day of the year if you know where to look, and so I headed for the Manhattan ...

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An Incident At Bloodtide

An Incident At Bloodtide


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro An Incident At Bloodtide Chapter One My brother, stretched out diagonally across the trampoline with his ankles crossed and his hands locked behind his head, said, Theres a metaphor here someplace, Mongo. I was draped across the fourteen-foot catamarans steel bow support, dangling my hands in the warm, murky water that looked still, but was in fact anything but. I looked around at the vast expanse of water surrounding us, a three-mile-wide section of the Hudson River the first ...

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Dark Chant In A Crimson Key

Dark Chant In A Crimson Key


George C Chesbro

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George C. Chesbro Dark Chant In A Crimson Key Chapter One In a just world the commission of good deeds would bestow upon the charitable in our midst commensurate physical beauty and social grace, and Emmet P. Neuberger would not look like a pumpkin-in-progress with a complexion to match, nor act like the buffoon at the dinner party who desperately wants to make a good impression but who cant stop telling bad jokes in a loud voice and whose tie somehow always manages to end up floating in the ...

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The Fear In Yesterday's rings

The Fear In Yesterday's rings


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George C. Chesbro The Fear In Yesterdays Rings Chapter One Memories, some truly happy and others merely wearing the false grimaces of tired clowns, tumbled like acrobats in my mind as I stared at the old, crumbling circus posters laid out on the hospital gurney in a curtained-off cubicle at the rear of the emergency room in the Bellevue Medical Center. The posters original garish colors had all faded to mud shades of brown, yellow, and green, but considering the fact that they were more than ...

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Shadow of a Broken Man

Shadow of a Broken Man


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George C. Chesbro Shadow of a Broken Man 1 In another five minutes Id have been gone. It was five fifteen on a Thursday afternoon at the end of the merry month of May which meant I was tired of lectures, tired of grading papers, and especially tired of students. In addition to carrying a full teaching load, Id spent the last three months on a case that hadnt turned out well which meant too many bodies, a lot of filth, and a few innocent people whose lives had been permanently twisted out of ...

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Jungle Of Steel And Stone

Jungle Of Steel And Stone


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By George C. Chesbro KINGS GAMBIT 1976 SHADOW OF A BROKEN MAN 1977 CITY OF WHISPERING STONE 1978 AN AFFAIR OF SORCERERS 1979 TURN LOOSE THE DRAGON 1982 THE BEASTS OF VALHALLA 1985 TWO SONGS THIS ARCHANGEL SINGS 1986 VEIL 1986 THE GOLDEN CHILD 1986 Copyright 1988 by George C. Chesbro All rights reserved. for Mark and Michaele Chapter One Veil dreams. Vivid dreaming is his gift and affliction, the lash of memory and a guide to justice, a mystery and sometimes the key to mystery, prod to violence ...

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Veil

Veil


George C Chesbro

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By George C. Chesbro KINGS GAMBIT 1976 SHADOW OF A BROKEN MAN 1977 CITY OF WHISPERING STONE 1978 AN AFFAIR OF SORCERERS 1979 TURN LOOSE THE DRAGON 1982 THE BEASTS OF VALHALLA 1985 Copyright 1986 by George C. Chesbro All rights reserved. For my parents, George W. and Maxine S. Chesbro VEIL Chapter 1 Veil dreams. Vivid dreaming is his gift and affliction, the lash of memory and a guide to justice, a mystery and sometimes the key to mystery, prod to violence and maker of peace, an invitation to ...

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