Today I'm featuring a snippet from my other WIP, To Catch A Marlin - A futuristic cat and mouse chase involving Special Inspector Michael Pedroni and the vigilante he chases, Jax Marlin...who he has become smitten with. Well, Jax is quite beautifully exotic, as vigilante's go.
In this scene, we find Inspector Pedroni on board a deep space shuttle heading to a space station where he suspects Jax Marlin is. As he passes the time en route, he glumly remembers a conversation he had with his superior
“I’m cutting back the team,” Chief Inspector Aoki had said.
“Sir, we’re close,” Pedroni had replied, protesting. He’d had the distinct feeling that Aoki was losing interest in the case. In fact, his whole team seemed to feel the same way.
“You keep saying that.” Aoki had shaken his head but seemed more interested in the food stain on his tie.
“If you cut back my team, it’ll set me back. We’ll never catch up to her.”
Aoki shrugged noncommittally. “Sorry, Pedroni. I have my orders. We’ve spent more on this than any other case. You still have the agency’s backing, but just not the manpower.”
“How much of the team are you taking?” Pedroni gaped.
Aoki looked uncomfortable, scratched his balding head while his eyes darted around Pedroni’s small, cramped office. He muttered something under his breath.
“Pardon?” Pedroni remembered his eyes bugging out. “Did you just say…all?”
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