The Need for Fear

A younger journalist uncovers what will be the world’s largest conspiracy—if merely he can end up it

For years, Chi Sandwith has written approximately such things as alien abductions, puppet masters, and brainwashing. He’s no longer a “conspiracy theorist” though—he’s a significant journalist and a seeker of the reality. while Chi meets a guy who claims to be a former undercover agent, it seems like proof of a major conspiracy has landed correct within the reporter’s lap.
 
yet can Chi think a unmarried observe he hears from the pro liar? And why is the previous spook so motive on introducing Chi to a girl who may possibly divulge the agent’s darkish previous? Over the process 1 day, Chi is confronted with spies, anarchists, a tough-as-nails policewoman, a hugely invaluable fridge, and a really harsh fact: he's a rank beginner in an international of harmful professionals . . .
 
The want for Fear is a better half novella to Strangled Silence

 

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He cried out, flinching again, which received him out of how of one other knife strike, yet Rosanne, nonetheless dazed, piled into him. Her momentum threw him backward and he crashed to the ground, his glasses flying off to the aspect. As he landed, her shin jammed his crotch. She fell ahead and slammed headfirst into the wall above him, then collapsed on best of him. Joycey got here at Robert speedy, swinging a roundhouse kick on the previous man’s chest. Robert grew to become in alongside the swinging leg, catching it in shut, fending off the worst of the strike and elbowing Joycey within the ribs. He jabbed the tip of his baton down into the part of Joycey’s raised thigh, deadening the leg, then hit the more youthful guy within the throat with the rolled-up paper ahead of following up with a blow to the nostril. Joycey gave a choked cry, then attempted to face on his numb leg. Robert kicked at his different knee and the joint dislocated with a terrible pop. Joycey screamed and dropped to the ground, thrashing in discomfort. Robert stood at the shin of his attacker’s injured leg and Joycey squealed, tears streaming down his face. “Where’s that bloody hard disk drive? ” “Aaaaagh! Aaaaagh! The drawer within the kitchen! Jesus Christ! The cutlery drawer! ” Joycey wailed. He made no try to wear a courageous face. The elimination of Robert’s foot from his leg had without notice turn into the point of interest of his whole existence. Robert nodded to Chi, who driven the semiconscious girl off him, picked up his glasses, and received to his toes. Lurching into the kitchen, he pulled open the head drawer and located the hard disk drive. It used to be a field concerning the measurement of a deck of playing cards hidden within the open area of a drawer that held the can openers, garlic presses, and different awkwardly formed utensils. He got here again out and held it up for the outdated guy to determine. Robert positioned his glasses again on and took his foot off Joycey’s leg. The younger anarchist became over onto his facet with a legitimate that used to be part soreness, part aid. “Come on then, Goldilocks,” the getting older agent grunted to Chi. “We’ve paintings to do. ” bankruptcy five: The outdated chilly struggle Crowd As they descended the steps, Chi forged the strange glance over his shoulder, puzzling over if the anarchists may come after them, yet he doubted it. After what he’d simply witnessed, it appeared that he’d attached with the old-age pensioner similar of the Terminator. The radicals weren’t going to return searching for from now on damage. however the struggle had obviously taken its toll on Robert. He used to be urgent his correct hand opposed to his returned and grimacing with soreness as they made their approach downstairs. “You alright? ” Chi requested, even though he felt a definite delight within the proven fact that the guy wasn’t as indestructible as he’d seemed. “I’m fine,” Robert muttered via gritted the teeth. “Just preserve your seize close until eventually I let you know it’s secure to speak. ” “You be aware of, for somebody who lies for a dwelling, you’re beautiful crap at appearing pleasant. ” “Piss off. ” They reached the foot of the steps and walked earlier the out-of-service elevator to front door. The sky was once clouding over, a lifeless English kick back exchanging the sooner sunshine.

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