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Saturday, February 1, 2020

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: Genna's Mission #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. I've continued where I left off last week. The Commissioner told Genna that two handlers have died trying to bring in the spy whose cover is blown.

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

Taking a deep breath, she said, “Sir, is it possible the agent turned? That he killed those sent to bring him in?”
He stared hard at her. “Absolutely not.”
His vehemence stunned her. She wouldn’t go there again.
“That’s why I called you in.”
Genna had a bad feeling about that. “Sir?”
“You are going to rescue our agent.”

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?




18 comments:

  1. The commissioner is clearly not a diplomatic man, telling her the worst upfront like this. How does he expect her to react, other than saying "no thank, sir."

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  2. She is in big trouble now. How in the world will she ever get out of this mess.

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  3. Uh oh!! It's about to get real!!!

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  4. I think she's right to be suspicious. The Commissioner isn't telling everything he knows.

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  5. And I don't think she has the option to turn down this mission. Sounds like she's about to throw herself into the fire.

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  6. Time to think about a career change? I suppose early retirement for spies isn't allowed.

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    1. They say the only retirement for a spy is a bullet--or laser ray.

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  7. I think she certainly asked a fair, if unexpected question! I liked that twist. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. You're the only one, so far, who caught that.

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  8. Oh geez! Write faster, Diane! I'm loving this story already!

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    1. I'm trying, Teresa. lol I wrote 1200 words yesterday. I think I have a handle on the end.

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  9. Should she feel flattered that he has so much confidence in her - or concerned that she might be the next one to die?

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  10. Lot of tension emanating from these few lines. I think she has quite the onerous task on her hands.

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