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Ash Ock (Book Two of the Paratwa Saga) by Christopher Hinz

By Christopher Hinz

1 / 4 of a millennium in the past, prior to the nuclear apocalypse compelled the population of earth to escape their domestic planet, few people may have imagined the path their direction may take. Now, the orbital colonies are the ultimate sanctuary of humanity and lifestyles is extra harmful than ever earlier than. The colonists worry the go back in their dreaded enemies, the Paratwa—ferocious warriors who're genetically engineered to exist in our bodies which stay telepathically attached. the hot iteration of Paratwa is way deadlier than the previous, forming a strong caste of fighter referred to as the Ash Ock. A mysterious virus infecting the people database signs the go back in their such a lot feared enemies…

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Roger eyed the two cadets quizzically, puzzled by the strange good humor of both boys. He shrugged his shoulders, flipped out the light and crawled into bed. But if he could have seen the satisfied smile of Tom Corbett, Roger would have been even more puzzled. "We'll just kill him with kindness," thought Tom, and fell fast asleep. [Illustration] CHAPTER 9 53 CHAPTER 9 The three members of the Polaris unit stepped off the slidewalk at the Academy spaceport and stood before Warrant Officer McKenny.

Turning abruptly, Commander Walters stepped off the slidewalk onto the steps of the Administration Building and rapidly disappeared from view. Left alone, Strong pondered the commander's parting statement. The implication was clear. If the unit failed to make a grade high enough to warrant the trouble it took keeping it together, it would be broken up. Or even worse, one or more of the boys would be dismissed from the Academy. A few minutes later Strong arrived in the examination hall, a large, barren room with a small door in each of the three walls other than the one containing the entrance.

Strong smiled. " He gestured toward the pilot's chairs. " His eyes still wide with wonder, Tom stepped over to the indicated chair and Strong followed him, leaning casually against the other. He watched the young cadet nervously adjust his seat strap and put a comforting hand on his shoulder. " "Yes, sir--just a little," replied Tom. "Don't worry," said Strong. "You should have seen the way I came into this room fifteen years ago. " Tom managed a fleeting smile. "Now, Corbett"--Strong's voice became businesslike--"as you know, these manual tests are the last tests before actually blasting off.

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