April #11 a new snippet

Irwin appeared in their video exactly like the official North American release showed him, except he had on a heavy neck collar attached to a waist chain and another long heavy chain hanging to ankle shackles. A separate long chain connected wrist to wrist. There were two black clad figures standing behind him pointing sub-machine guns at his head. He recited the same message exactly as before. When he naturally paused a little in his recital one of the figures nudged him with a muzzle.

At the end of the official video somebody off camera called: “Cut!”

The black clad figures lowered their guns and swept black balaclavas up and off of their faces revealing the President of the USNA and the Secretary of State.
The Secretary smiled and reached in his pocket. “Good boy!” he said, and tossed a treat. Irwin stretched a little to catch it in his mouth and looked stupidly happy.”

“It’s ridiculous,” April said, shaking her head.

“Good, that’s exactly what we were aiming for,” Chen assured her. “The thing was documentary length by news standards, but it made them look ridiculous, not us. If we claimed their video was fake that would be easy to ignore but we just demonstrated how easily it could be faked. That has much more power than the unsupported claim.”

“What?” Chen asked at the flash of consternation that showed on April’s face.

“It just occurred to me. Somebody down there will believe our video with the added officials just like they did North America’s video.”

“Well sure. I could have put them in clown suits and somebody would believe it.

14 Responses to April #11 a new snippet

  1. Kevin August 26, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

    any ETA on book 11

    • Mac September 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm #

      April 11 is about a third along and I just started Family Law 6 yesterday and have a couple thousand words.

  2. John August 26, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

    I love these little snippets, keeps the appetite whetted. It must be complicated writing Family Law at the same time, making the past and future agree with each other on every detail. Will certainly snap this up when it publishes!

    • Mac September 2, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

      I try to not be too specific – sometimes I mess up.

  3. Ann August 27, 2019 at 11:10 pm #

    When its finished.



  4. Kevin August 30, 2019 at 2:54 am #

    funny Ann…. I thought July was great because my top 5 another’s came out with new books. now all read so I have the long wait. been getting picky on my books. with Kindle Unlimited try books and finish them all the time. but for about a year now I’ve been enjoying rereading good authors rather than read so so author for the first time. my top 5 in no order is Mr Chandler, NC Read, Michael Chatfield, Laurence Dahners, And Peter Grant. so if any of you like me and waiting for a new book give them a try. the reason I as eta I’m getting my April urge again, but whether wait closer to book 11 published date.

    • Tyson August 30, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

      Since I’m a fan of April and Laurence Dahners is one of my favorites as well, I think I’ll check out NC Read and Michael Chatfield. Peter Grant books don’t sound like my type though after reading the description.

    • Chuck. September 5, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

      Tony Corden’s Stork Tower books are good if you skip the D&D stats.

    • Dorcas Gray September 11, 2019 at 6:35 am #

      I love the authors you listed – another of my favourites (re-readable books) is Nathan Lowell. Just finished a re-read of April. I have a list of new books I am starting on this weekend – hope one of them is good! I’m like you – for the last year or so I have been re-reading rather than buying different books. Would love to find a new someone good to read!!

  5. Jay August 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

    I found Chandler a couple weeks ago and have gone through all the Family Law and April books.
    One of those I can’t believe I passed him by authors.
    Great stories, great writing, nice and long too.
    Looking forward to much more.

  6. Ann August 30, 2019 at 9:01 pm #

    Laurence Dahners is writing the next Hyliss story but after that he will write another in the Ell series.
    Have no contact with other authors.


  7. Tyson August 31, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    Dahners is probably my favorite author.

    • Mac September 2, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

      For some reason I approved comments and WordPress changed them back – no idea why. I will check again tomorrow for sure and see that they ‘stuck’.

  8. Ann September 16, 2019 at 11:02 pm #

    In the next Family Law books will we ever learn any more about the habitable worlds discovered the A class and A- Class?

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