Commissioner Daiho is dead, but there’s no question of foul play. The murder of a Home Timer is about as likely as unauthorized interference with the work of a Correspondent. . . .
Isfahan, Arabia, 1029:
Abu Ali was startled. He hadn’t heard the stranger enter. The Correspondent was even more alarmed—his enhanced senses would have picked up the arrival of any normal human. Then the stranger spoke, and it was the language of the Home Time. Seconds later, Correspondent RC/1029’s world went dark.
The Home Time, 2000 Years Later:
Field Operative Rico Garron is about to have a very bad day.
From the Hardcover edition.
About Ben Jeapes
Ben Jeapes is the author of The Xenocide Mission, The Ark, Winged Chariot, and 18 short stories, most of which can be found at his Web site: www.sff.net/people/ben-jeapes. He lives in Oxfordshire, England.From the Hardcover edition.