Quick Silver

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What does a reformed cat burglar do when he has only months left to live? Sylvester “Silver” Larcini tests his skills one last time, pulling off the caper of his life by robbing the mansion of the secretive Sherman Lord.

Unfortunately, Lord controls police forces, military forces...and supernatural forces. In retaliation, he kidnaps Silver’s wife and unleashes a worldwide manhunt against him.

Silver’s only hope is Morrigaine, an eccentric woman who appears in his home and claims to be a sorceress. She promises to help him rescue his wife if he helps her complete her murdered father’s quest to restore magic to the world.

Despite his skepticism that magic exists, and despite her doubts that high technology isn’t some form of magic, they form an unlikely partnership...and soon learn how much they need each other’s unique talents in order to face the technological and supernatural forces Lord arrays against them.

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About the author

Derek is a writer of speculative fiction, whose diverse background brings a wealth of experience to his writing. He was born in Chile and grew up all over the world, living in and visiting such places as India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Germany and the US. He has worked in a wide range of fields, including infantry paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, naturalist/guide in the Galapagos Islands, graphic designer, website developer, video ad designer, Thai boxing student instructor, computer applications instructor, cartoonist, and embossed metal artist. Derek has written over half a dozen screenplays and novels. He enjoys motorcycling, trap and skeet shooting, physical fitness, debating religious fundamentalists, learning Spanish and German, studying advancing technologies and weaponry of all types, and whatever else can add authenticity to his writing.

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Publisher
Scribl
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Published on
May 23, 2019
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Pages
220
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ISBN
9781633481015
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Horror
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This content is DRM protected.
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