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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. In last week's snippet, Commissioner Vorinda announced the name of the missing spy--Quintall d'Sernin.
From the moment the commissioner mentioned him, she thought the name Quintall d’Sernin sounded familiar. One hundred mins later—after info, strategy, do’s and don’t’s, and meeting d’Sernin’s newest handler—Genna finally remembered. He was Celara d’Enfaden’s brother, different last names, same parents. According to rumors, she’d changed hers so as not to be associated with her con man father and her criminal brother.
Memories of d’Sernin surfaced. She recalled how he’d abandoned his sister on a deserted, barren planet, where Genna and Servary had found and rescued not just Celara but Servary’s best friend, Trevarr Jovano, Coalition Admin on Mag Prime. If she remembered correctly, d’Sernin also stole his sister’s ship, a cargo hauler. That was pretty low in Genna’s book. What kind of sibling did such a thing?
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?