Thanks to everyone who visited last week.
I'm sharing snippets from The Spy: An Outer Rim Novel. It's the 4th book in my series featuring strong women on the frontier of space. Because this is a work in progress, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. This snippet continues where we left off last week where Genna bemoans the overwhelming smells at spaceport: No essence of jileena could cover up the odors.
Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines.
Jileena. Genna’s heart twisted at the name of the tiny wildflower that reminded her of the bitch who stole her lover.
Jileena Winslott—stupid, bubble-headed fem, though Genna supposed her name was now Jileena Winslott-Servary now, and she wasn’t the dimwit everyone thought she was. She was CEO of the largest mining exploration company in the Central District. The newswaves raved about her negotiation skills for mining rights in primitive areas around the Rim—good negotiations that protected the rights of natives.
Genna didn’t want to admire her, didn’t want Laning to love her. He should have been hers, and he had been—once. She supposed he was here in Eleganza.
Sherd, she hadn’t thought about him in years . . . at least two, after all, forcing herself to get over him had taken a year. Then, she’d been too busy at the training academy to think of anything, especially not her former lover.
Rookie agent must rescue veteran before his cover is blown.
Genna Nogaro, new to the Coalition of Planets’ Intelligence Commission, is assigned to bring in an undercover operative in Hallart’s organization. More experienced agents died before getting him out. Were they killed by the intergalactic gangster or has the operative gone rogue?
Quintall d’Sernin, con man extraordinaire, infiltrated the mob and moved up to be the gangster’s right-hand man. Hallart has his tentacles throughout the Coalition—business, industry, and government. Quin’s finally worked himself into a valued position. All he needs is the key to mob structure in order for Coalition forces to take down the entire organization.
Genna will pose as a new recruit to distract Hallart long enough for Quin to find the key. If they work together, they can accomplish more. But Quin and Genna’s lives are jeopardized by a mole in the Intelligence Commission. Will their true roles be revealed before they accomplish their goal?