BOOK REVIEW: WHITE FIRE by LAURIE BELL

The Blurb: Sure, Agent Toni Delle has trust issues. Mate, her canine robot partner and Zach, her attitude-enabled shipboard Computer Intelligence Interface constantly tell her that – but as she told them, that was because of The Smuggler. She would have refused her new mission altogether if it wasn’t for the insane amount of money... … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: WHITE FIRE by LAURIE BELL

GORODSKOY PARK

Gorodskoy Park in the sunshine. Not the most beautiful park. More concrete than greenery, but well-maintained. A series of paths connected by roundabouts. Along the wider walkways, freshly painted green benches, shaded by overhanging wispy branches. So what was I doing in this nondescript park in the middle of Minsk? Well, that is a longer … Continue reading GORODSKOY PARK

SEMI-SKIMMED DIPLOMACY

'I need to hear whatever is said at that summit. I don't care how you manage it!' Field Agent Malone was tasked with delivering the American President's command. Now he sat in an office in Seoul, while 50 kilometres north, on the 38th Parallel, the leaders of North and South Korea prepared to meet. As … Continue reading SEMI-SKIMMED DIPLOMACY

P IS FOR PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

A STORY OF PERESTROIKA IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA (now the CZECH REPUBLIC) 'My old friend,' he greeted Phillips with an enthusiastic hug as he had always done. Phillips returned the gesture before resuming his seat. Přemysl took the seat opposite him. They sat facing out from the small coffee shack, looking at the pond and the green park … Continue reading P IS FOR PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC