Sixteen: A Changed Woman


In this chapter: Spence returns from the bathroom on the train to empty seats. Megyn returns a few minutes later but is nothing like her former self. Spence wonders if she’s had a stroke but they finish the trip to Guangzhou where they walk to their hotel for the night, all the while Megyn behavior leaving Spence mystified, concerned and annoyed. Continue reading

Get Out Of Jail Free


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Hillary’s ticket out? I quote: The Obama Administration has begun a systematic examination of its national security classification policies, known as the Fundamental Classification Guidance Review (FCGR), in an effort to eliminate obsolete classification requirements and to reduce national security … Continue reading

Thirteen: Last Day


In this chapter: Sartaq discovers that his half-sister’s boyfriend, Spencer Blake, is the witness he’s been hoping to find. She innocently tells Sartaq their travel plans and he begins plotting how to permanently silence him without disrupting his bigger plans for the attack in Singapore. Meanwhile, Spence finishes the last day of the seminar and calls Megyn so they can begin what they both still hope will be their uneventful trip home from China. Continue reading

Serpent’s Smile on Break for Two Weeks

I’m doing some consulting work ($$) for a couple of weeks.

Spence, Megyn and Sartaq will, therefore, enjoy some down time. They will re-animate on Saturday, March 19th.

FYI: If you poked your nose in here earlier today and read “Chapter Twelve – Pressure” but don’t see it now, that’s ’cause when I tried to do a quick pass for punctuation errors, I ended up filling every page with red ink. That much blood means it needs major surgery. Until that happens, I’ve retracted it. The chapter is now sulking in the corner and licking its wounds. To those who read it earlier this morning before I pulled it, rest assured the intestinal distress will soon pass. Just keep the windows open.