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Saturday, February 29, 2020

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: The Bravest Man I Know #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. 

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. Last week's snippet ended with Genna's thought: She’d heard of agents being undercover so long they abandoned their ethics.


She had to try again. “Why are you so sure your agent hasn’t turned?”
“Because I know him better than anyone. Our agent is the bravest man I know. And I want you to save him.”
She gulped. By the Matriarch, her orders scared her to death. But, Vorinda must really trust her. “Sir, who is this agent?”
“Quintall d’Sernin.”


 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?


23 comments:

  1. Nothing like A LOT of pressure before your first ever assignment!

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  2. Powerful snippet. And what happens next?

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  3. No pressure. I'm wondering about this Quintall d'Sernin You've set up this whole scene so well. :-) I'm enjoying her fear. lol

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. She has to be scared about this mission. The commissioner is heaping a lot on her shoulders.

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  4. Okay, so I'm very curious as to her reaction to finding out who it is. A great snippet!

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  5. From the blurb description this guy might be bad news. I hope he's really worth risking her life for. Great snippet!

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  6. Maybe Vorinda is desperate, sending a newbie agent, or maybe he knows something he isn't telling her.

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  7. Wonder if she'll recognize the name? I'm enjoying this story as you slowly unwind it for us - great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. Next week, we'll find out how she knows him.

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  8. Lots of questions here, does she know him? Is he friend or foe as far as she's concerned? Does Vorinda really trust her that much, or is there a hidden agenda here? Great snippet.

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    1. Good questions, Hywela. I'm always thrilled when readers start wondering.

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  9. He must be well known, and I'm betting the task of saving him will be terribly difficult.

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  10. I'm definitely interested to see how she reacts to that name. So much pressure all ready, and if they have a history...?

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  11. Lot of intrigue here. I think what's clear is that this won't be an easy mission. Great stuff!

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  12. Uh oh. Makes me wonder if the agent has gone rogue. I like the teasing factor, keeps me motivated to continue reading.

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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