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Saturday, January 25, 2020

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: His Handler Disappeared #sfr

Each weekend, the Weekend Writing Warriors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them here.

Thanks to all 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. 

Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. 

Because this is a work in progress, suggestions are greatly appreciated. Genna is at headquarters meeting with the Commissioner of the Clandestine Sector of Coalition of Planets Intelligence. I've continued where I left off last week. The last sentence was: Worried and distressed for the agent, Genna blurted out, “He should have gotten himself out of the field right away if he thought his cover was blown.”

“I agree, I ordered his handler to bring him in.”
“Why didn’t the handler do so?” Again, she spoke without thinking—not good to second guess a handler, or the chief himself—her trainer had taught her better.
“. . . the handler disappeared, dead, we think.”
She straightened in her chair, “When was that?”
“Two tendays ago.”
“Two tendays?” By the Matriarch. “Anything could have happened, why didn’t you—I mean, why wasn’t someone else sent in?”
“She, too, disappeared.”

Tentative blurb:

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?


  1. And guess who we're going to send next into this death trap?

  2. Yikes! This mission is sounding more and more doomed with every detail he reveals.

  3. Trouble afoot, my friend. Terrific snippet

  4. Wow! This is a heck of a snippet!

  5. Nice! What a snippet! You've really ramped up the tension. :-)

  6. Oops! A bad situation gets worse. Three agents lost?

  7. Clearly a bad situation going on. This will be quite a challenge for your heroine but it'll be great reading for all of us! Loved the snippet...promises so much to come.

  8. And now they want her to go? Yikes. Terrific snippet.

  9. Now there's some tension for you! Bad situation going to worse and guess who gets to be next? I hope she's up to the challenge! Great snippet!

  10. Things don't bode well for handlers. Obviously, there's something bad going on.

    1. This certainly racks up the tension, things going from bad to worse. Great snipet, Diane!

  11. Well... that's never a good sign. I guess her boss is going for the "third time lucky" approach.


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