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Saturday, March 7, 2020

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: He Stole His Sister's Ship? #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. 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?

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?


32 comments:

  1. "Pretty low" is quite an understatement, in my books.

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  2. I am always fascinated by SciFi writers. The world building is extraordinaire. Great snippet, Diane.

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  3. Yikes! Is he really worth saving then?

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  4. He seems like quite a bad actor. But if they're going to such lengths to save him, he must be very valuable. Maybe not as bad as he seems? Greatly intrigued here! Tweeted.

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  5. Quite a bit of backstory here but well presented and I like the personal touches in the way she remembers the details. Enjoyed the snippet, obviously setting up a lot of exciting plot ahead!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. It's hard to know how much backstory is too much or not enough.

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  6. Interesting backstory, suggesting he is not an honorable man. Presumably he had his reasons for marooning his sister.

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    1. He had his reasons, which of course he didn't share with Genna.

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  7. As my beloved retired Marine husband would say, what a dirt bag that dude was. Great job setting up the conflict! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. My husband was a pilot during the war; always making sure everyone is safe as he finally landed.

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  9. What a guy!! Celera's brother! Nice tie in. I'll be interested to discover his redeeming backstory.

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  10. And the worst my sibling ever did to me was break my toe...Guess I have it pretty good. :D Great details and I'm looking forward to reading more!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Our son broke his sister's wrist, so I know how that goes.

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  11. I enjoyed the backstory. Talk about sibling rivalry.

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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  12. He sounds like a bad guy, but I bet there's a lot more to him.

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    1. Of course, Elaine. :) He couldn't be the hero, otherwise.

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  13. And this is the guy she's risking her life to rescue? Let's hope it's all part of his setup to infiltrate the bad guys.

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    1. Some of it was. The rest was to keep up his cover. Thanks, Alexis.

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  16. Uh oh. She's made the connection, and it's not a good one. :-) I am looking forward to this tale!

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