In this chapter: After the five student bombers have left, Spence attacks Sartaq in the hotel room. Continue reading
In this chapter: Sartaq assembles and arms the bombs. After giving final instructions, his five followers are sent individually to the lobby to await the final countdown. Megyn, still in his clutches, seems resigned to what is about to happen. Continue reading
In this chapter: Spence secretly sets out on his own dangerous and possibly suicidal rescue, discovers Sartaq and Megyn’s room, but is then forced to wait and watch for some unknown opportunity to attack. Continue reading
In two chapters, I’ll be done with the first draft of Serpent’s Smile. I won’t try your patience with a list of my exposed stupidities (“Things I Learned”). That’s for me to know and not do again. Instead, I’ll quote one of … Continue reading
In this chapter: Spence arrives at the hotel several hours before dawn. He’s briefed and sees the Police preparations. Initially impressed with their technology and thoroughness, it is soon clear they have to be focused on stopping the terrorists. Megyn comes second in their planning. Spence decides to take matters in his own hands. Continue reading
In this chapter: In idle conversation, Mickey describes one of his current cases involves credit card fraud. Only mildly interested, Spence asks to see a video they have of the perpetrator. Spence recognizes Sartaq and, in the next several minutes, realizes an attack on the hotel is imminent. Spence tells Mickey everything. Ultimately, they realize that while Spence is focused on saving Megyn, Mickey’s priority has to be stopping the bombing. Megyn could be lost. Continue reading
Not your job, Mr. President. I feel for the plight of the immigrants to this country as much as anyone. They’ve (mostly) escaped to a place that will allow them to make a better life*. But when the President oversteps … Continue reading
In this chapter: Sartaq, Lili and the five suicide bombers reach Singapore. After checking in at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Lili secretly orders room service for dinner and a new wardrobe to replace what she’s been wearing for eleven days. Sleeping in a real bed again, Sartaq is besieged by emotions he’s never experienced before. And tomorrow, all but he will die. Continue reading
If Hillary is charged while Obama is in office, he can pardon her of any such crimes. That’s what Ford did for Nixon – click to read.
But once Obama is out, and even if Hillary is in the White House, then she’s stuck.
And while Obama could issue a pardon now, doing so would be tantamount to saying she is guilty. That would undoubtedly affect the election.
Any criminal charges against Hillary must, therefore, wait until after Obama leaves office.
In this chapter: Stuck inside the locked shipping container for two days in Malaysia, Sartaq tells Lili the part of his life story he’s kept secret from everyone, the part that’s made him what he thinks he is, a dedicated revolutionary following in his father’s footsteps. Continue reading