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By Pierre Louys

ISBN-10: 0967240107

ISBN-13: 9780967240107

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I was supposed to cross the corridor without getting hit. Picture me squatting in the subterranean doorjamb, breathing concrete dust and massaging my inflamed right hip. Grunze yelled, “What’re you doing? ” “I’m savoring the moment,” I yelled back. ” Verinne’s dry voice scratched through my helmet earphone, as if she were coughing the words. “You have sixty seconds, Nasir. ” Her camera buzzed in front of me, a thumb-sized blur of mechanical wings. While Grunze and I raced through this underground factory, Verinne watched everything from her car, parked on the surface.

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