Afterlight by Alex Scarrow

By Alex Scarrow

The realm lies devastated after the big oil hindrance that was once defined in final gentle. Human society has kind of totally damaged down and hundreds of thousands lie useless of hunger or ailment. There are just one or beacon groups that experience controlled to model a brand new lifestyle. Jenny Sutherland runs this sort of teams. in response to a sequence of decaying offshore oil rigs - for security - a couple of hundred humans have rebuilt a semblance of normality during this differently useless global. yet as Jenny and her humans discover their atmosphere once more, they begin to understand now not each survivor has a similar imaginative and prescient of a higher destiny than their catastrophic previous. There are humans available in the market who may take every thing they've got. conflict is coming, and the stakes are really tremendous ...

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Her uptilted brown eyes, wide apart and inquiring, betrayed none of her feelings. Her face was uncommonly strong or intimidating, depending on your point of view. Nevertheless, she possessed a serenity that served her well in stressful situations such as this one. Bourne had warned her even before she set up Heartland almost three months ago that this moment was going to come. Something inside her had been looking forward to it. Noah had come to personify Black River, and she’d been under his boot heel for too long.

Not more than eight minutes later, exiting the stall, he went to the line of sinks and stared at his altered appearance, which was once again the very image of Bourne’s friend, the FSB-2 colonel Boris Karpov. Packing up the case, he crossed the terminal, out into the heat and the dense texture of humanity. Climbing into the air-conditioned car he’d hired was a blessed relief. As the taxi exited Ngurah Rai International Airport, he leaned forward, said “Badung Market” to the driver. The young man nodded, grinned, and, along with an armada of kids on motor scooters, promptly got stuck behind an enormous truck lumbering toward the Lombok ferry.

He pronounced Shiva as all Balinese did, so that it sounded like Siwa. He hesitated a moment, as if unsure whether to proceed. ” Moira said. ” Suparwita smiled at her indulgently. “The village is known for double ikat weaving. Double ikat is sacred, it provides protection from the demons of our universe. It is woven in three colors only, the colors of our gods. ” He handed Moira a card. ” He gave her a hard look. ” Moira asked. As if her question did not merit an answer, he returned his attention to Bourne.

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