By Joan D. Vinge
CAT: road Punk, Psion, Telepath, Survivor. . .
Kidnapped by means of an interstellar company and dragged to Earth, Cat is pressured to take advantage of his abilities to guard these he such a lot hates, those that so much hate him . . . .
The taMings. A cyber-augmented, DNA-incestuous extended family of such wealth and gear that their relations arguments swap the future of worlds. Now one taMing is a killer's aim. yet which? And who could dare?
Seeking solutions, Cat unearths lies and savagery, ardour and atrocity—trails that lead from crystal valleys to golf equipment for silver-skinned beauties. From the homicidal enclaves of drug kings to a fanatic's pulpit. From the halls of the meeting to a our on-line world hell. looking assassins, Cat discovers a secret which can rate him his destiny. His sanity. His existence.
Because Cat is not any longer a bodyguard . . .
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Asking harder questions won’t help. If she’s got a photographic memory, she’ll know anything we throw at her, and if she doesn’t, and we ask her some obscure question about one of the reporters Mencken worked with at the Morning 56 InsideJob_interior 4/14/05 9:23 PM Page 57 INSIDE JOB Herald, or one of his Smart Set essays, she can say she doesn’t remember, and it won’t prove anything. ” “I’m not talking about facts and figures, Rob,” Kildy said. ” I thought of the first time I met Kildy, looking up from my desk to see her standing there, with her blonde hair and that movie-star smile.
Ariaura has to be getting her information about Mencken from someplace,” I said. “We need to find out where. We need to check with bookstores and the library. And the internet,” I said, hoping that wasn’t what she was using. It would take forever to find out what sites she’d visited. ” Kildy asked. “I want you to go through the transcripts like you suggested and find out where the quotes came from so we’ll know the particular works we’re dealing with,” I told her. “And I want you to talk to your publicist and anybody else who’s been to the seminars and find out if any of them had a private enlightenment audience with Ariaura.
Someone with a photographic memory could make a killing as a fortuneteller or a medium, and there were no signs of a photographic memory in Ariaura’s channeling act—she spoke only in generalities. “Or she might be coming up with the answers some other way,” I said. “What if she isn’t, Rob? ” “Kildy, channels are fakes. ” “I know,” she said, “but his answers were so—” She shook her head. ” “But Ariaura’s a terrible actress. ” 54 InsideJob_interior 4/14/05 9:23 PM Page 55 INSIDE JOB “All right,” I said.
Catspaw (Cat, Book 2) by Joan D. Vinge