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TORY AND GRAY

DAY FOUR. Colorado — Interstate 70, 12:30–4 pm MDT

She felt a stab of unease. “I’m awake.”

In under an hour Dorn’s huge Ford pickup was rumbling west on the freeway, steady as a locomotive on rails under his big hands. “Was that them at the junkyard?” Tory said tensely. “The men in the big gray car?”

“Back seat, Buster,” Dorn said sternly. The dog withdrew, ears drooping. “Worried about you, is all,” Dorn said. “Trying to make you feel better.”

“In my office — “She was distracted by a jolt of fear. “My car! My lord, I completely forgot my car is at the Borderline!”

“Those men traced you through the car, Tory. Count on it. Better not go near it, unless you change your mind about talking to them.”

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Professional writer, Pacific Northwest. 20 Books: “Sleeping Planet” 1964 to “Venus Mons Iliad” 2018–19. Most on Amazon for sale. Il faut d’abord durer.

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Bill Burkett

Professional writer, Pacific Northwest. 20 Books: “Sleeping Planet” 1964 to “Venus Mons Iliad” 2018–19. Most on Amazon for sale. Il faut d’abord durer.