The Coward's Option: also includes Tasha's Fail-Safe

Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Two stories from the early years of Andrea Cort, later the heroine of the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Emissaries from the Dead.

“The Coward’s Option”: On the hostile home-world of the Caith, Andrea Cort has been assigned the case of a murderer who’s been condemned to a horrible death. All legal options have been exhausted, but the Caith offer a rarely-used alternative to execution, one that purports to ensure that the accused will never break the law again. Alas, it’s not so much another chance at life, but deliverance into a hell far worse than mere death...

“Tasha’s Fail-Safe”: Once, she and Andrea Cort hated each other. Now, the victim of a savage assassination attempt by a traitor to the Confederacy, she lies in an unresponsive state, the identity of her assailant locked inside her head. Can Andrea penetrate a vital secret she never even knew existed?

Other Andrea Cort stories available from JABberwocky:
With Unclean Hands
Unseen Demons
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Publisher
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Published on
Aug 16, 2017
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781625672889
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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This content is DRM free.
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