Ex Machina (Adept Series) by Robert Finn

By Robert Finn

If you have learn "Adept", then you definitely recognize simply how unusual the area rather is and what occurred whilst Susan Milton and David Braun received combined up within the robbery of the Marker. good, three hundred and sixty five days on and the Marker remains to be lacking. Susan, David and the Professor have a plan to get it again, yet prior to they could placed it into impression, they make the error of recruiting Jo Hallett to assist them. in addition to a ferocious mind, she's self-absorbed, unreliable and a disruption to any workforce she joins - let alone a present to its enemies. yet she additionally holds the most important to a secret that is defeated 100 generations of fans: what energy lies at the back of the Marker and the amazing abilities of these who covet it? If she will be able to keep away from betraying her pals and being stuck or killed through their enemies the reply will be hers - in trade for her lifestyles. In "Ex Machina", Jo tells her tale.

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Sure, I’d been pushing my luck with him for years, but this was the first time he’d really called me on it. So technically this was only ‘swipe one’ (as they ought to say in baseball when you don’t strike the ball). Baseballing types get three lives, cats get a preposterous nine lives for sitting around licking their butts 39 all day; I should get at least one chance to redeem myself. Anyway, once I was out of the penalty box there were two things I would need to work on: intelligence and leverage.

He asked as he held out first the pack and then his lighter. I took a Marlboro Light – all anyone ever offered me – wondering if they even make other brands of cigarettes any more. Ever the furtive smoker, Daniel made the pack and the lighter appear from thin air and then disappear again once I’d lit up. I remembered that he could also roll his own with insouciant skill – something that I found simultaneously downmarket and a little bit charming. ” His expression became appropriately concerned.

And leverage because I’d need a way to persuade the group – or at the very least the Professor – to let me join the inner circle. Step one was my speciality: soak up everything there is to know on a new subject, organise it, then start filling in the gaps. Step two was just the opposite: my Achilles heel. I didn’t have any leverage, any favours to call in and (face it) I wasn’t likely to win through on charm alone. In fact the only person I could think of who still cared about keeping on my good side was Daniel.

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