Stigma by Philip Hawley Jr.

By Philip Hawley Jr.

In southern California, a tender Mayan boy with a blue-crescent-moon tattoo on his chest dies mysteriously. In imperative the United States, a difficult ailment is spreading between tribal villages. And soon—very soon—Luke McKenna, a pediatric E.R. general practitioner in l. a., will observe the hyperlink among those occasions and demons from his darkish prior. The secrets and techniques that hang-out Luke are approximately to drag him and the girl he loves right into a terrifying apartment of mirrors. the area of technology and the world of loss of life are colliding with devastating strength, and the stakes could not be any higher—the way forward for the human species.Time is operating out, and simply by way of reawakening the ghost of Luke McKenna's earlier can they observe the reality.

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Calderon stepped around the corner of the bin, making no effort to conceal his movements. The thief was sitting there, thumbing through Calderon’s wallet. Another one was waiting on his lap. “You mean, I’ll deal with them,” Calderon said to his client. The swarthy man looked up. Oddly, his dark eyes showed little surprise, even as he sprang to his feet and unfurled a butterfly knife in one, smooth acrobatic move. 30 Philip Hawley, Jr. The man had very good reflexes, but not nearly good enough to react before Calderon’s iron-like fingers speared his throat.

His grip on Luke’s coat loosened for an instant. It was long enough. Luke stepped inside, spun around, and arced his flexed elbow behind him and into the linebacker’s jaw. Erickson’s eyes bulged from their sockets as he registered the sound of his teeth shattering. He shook his head and spit a bloodied tooth onto the floor, then let out a roar and lunged at McKenna like a frenzied lion going in for the kill. Luke sidestepped the attack and unleashed his cocked leg in an impossibly fast motion. His right foot went through the linebacker’s face like a wrecking ball.

There’re always problems. ” Calderon stepped around the corner of the bin, making no effort to conceal his movements. The thief was sitting there, thumbing through Calderon’s wallet. Another one was waiting on his lap. “You mean, I’ll deal with them,” Calderon said to his client. The swarthy man looked up. Oddly, his dark eyes showed little surprise, even as he sprang to his feet and unfurled a butterfly knife in one, smooth acrobatic move. 30 Philip Hawley, Jr. The man had very good reflexes, but not nearly good enough to react before Calderon’s iron-like fingers speared his throat.

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