By Daniel Polansky
An exciting advent to the area of the commonly acclaimed Low city trilogy.
Rigus is the best urban within the 13 Lands, a glittering city of towering citadels and magnificent manors, the place bored nobles settle affairs of honor with chilly metal, and sorcerers craft enchantments of ask yourself and majesty.
But mild casts color, and within the shadow of the spires the baseborn fight, eeking out an lifestyles amidst the cast-offs in their betters. this is often Low city, a sprawling warren of facet streets and again alleys, of boarded-up home windows and fake storefronts. right here the nook boys do a gradual alternate to the dead-eyed and despairing, and a existence can be purchased with a clipped copper penny.
Low city is an unsightly position, and its champion is an unsightly guy. as soon as a struggle hero and intelligence agent, now a criminal offense lord hooked on affordable violence and dear narcotics, the Warden struggles to keep up a few semblance of order in a nook of the area the place chaos is the common nation.
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Time for him to say his prayers. He heard a bailiff call out a jury panel, and the men stopped talking. The woman with the throaty voice had closed her purse and was walking away from him. Immediately, he turned on his handheld radio and began to follow her as she moved to the other side of the hallway. After a few moments, when he felt they were sufficiently far enough away from the two Hispanics, he took a big step forward and tapped her on the shoulder. Abruptly, Rina turned around and found herself face-to-face with Sunglasses Tom.
Hmmm…” “Exactly. He lives in an apartment in the North Valley. When we went to his place, no one was home, but we got the keys from his landlord. His place, while not exactly stripped cleaned, was pretty damn bare. His car was also gone—an ’02 Toyota Corolla—metallic blue. ” “His wife took him to work. ” Scott ticked off his fingers. “Orlando and Martin were both involved. Martin was involved and shot Orlando. Orlando was involved and shot Martin. ” “What about prints? ” “Orlando, I don’t know.
A Drink Before We Die (Low Town, Short Story) by Daniel Polansky