By James Swallow
With no foodstuff, provides, or a fashion domestic, Colonel Everett younger unearths himself in command of a project that has long gone incorrect ahead of it has even began. Stranded and by myself at the a long way facet of the universe, the mismatched workforce of scientists, technicians, and army body of workers have just one goal: staying alive. As personalities conflict and desperation takes carry, salvation lies within the palms of Dr. Nicholas Rush, the fellow chargeable for their plight.
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She felt too drained to pay much attention to it; even with the local anaesthetic, her brain had still been convinced the pain was there. It was getting hard to remember what it felt like not to hurt. Shackle had joined them, his head cocked slightly to emphasise the bandage on his temple. 'The police said absolutely nothing of any use whatsoever. They figure it was just a random mugging. ' He turned to the Doctor. ' 'No, I think that was just you being an idiot,' the Doctor said. ' 'Oh, just that I really didn't care,' Shackle declared with a grandiose handwave.
It's the bartender,' Sam said, glancing at the other end of the bar. ' 'All part of the friendly atmosphere,' said the Doctor. Sam looked around. There were huge blow-ups of Giger paintings around the walls. A giant video screen was showing Nosferatu, black-and-white images flickering behind the dancers. Everyone was wearing black, looking deadly serious. Some of the costumes were stunning, lots of period stuff and velvet. The conversations were full of knowing smiles and raised eyebrows. They were going to have a hell of a time spotting a real vampire when everyone in sight was trying to drop unsubtle hints that they were secretly one of them.
Aardvark to Smartass One, Aardvark to Smartass One, I need an immediate arc-light on my ten-twenty and a C-4 with a side order of fries. Now, if you're quite finished? ' It was her own fault for working with civilians, thought Kramer. One of the advantages of dealing with the regular army was that they never felt the need to waste time taking the piss. The Doctor headed straight for the bar. The crowd, dancers and talkers, seemed to part easily around him. Sam followed in his wake. He found them a couple of seats at the bar.
Air (Stargate: Universe, Book 1) by James Swallow