I made it back this week! Got some words written, I hate them as usual, but the rewrite will (mostly) fix that. If you enjoy these snippets and would like to read more, follow the like to the WeWriWa blog.
You know what happened in The Wildblood: Trilogy One, but what are the stories you don’t know? Outliers explores parts of The Wildblood world kept hidden, the stories yet to be told.
A generation after World War 3, children of the survivors struggle to overcome the all-too-human penchant to fight with each other. The only thing more dangerous than the people you don’t know, are the people you do know.
The first book explores Capt. Shannon Allen and Capt. Damon Green’s efforts to protect the secrets of The Vista and its Altered, the genetically engineer humans, while remaining loyal to the oaths they swore to protect their home. The Vista is no longer alone in the world, and the world is a complicated place.
This novel is a segue between The Wildblood: Trilogy One and the upcoming stand-alone novels.
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In this interlude, Mac and Shannon are discussing how their lives have been changed by going out in the world. One problem fades – the rift between Vista Security and Council has begun to heal; another develops – an offshoot of Security has been digging into past events best left alone, and attempting to keep the two branches of government at odds with each other. They have a few ideas on how to contain the damage, none of them will be easily accomplished.
Note – Neither are in The Vista. Mac is in charge of the Cody base, Shan is in hiding. Rock Creek was a biomedical research facility before the war, and the computer files, which might be inaccessible, also might hold information about the true nature of the Altered, and what caused the war.
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“Rumors are rumors until they figure out what Rock Creek was, and then World War Last will be right at our front door,” Mac said cautiously.
“Who are these officers I need to be wary of?”
“I’d tell you to guess, but you already know.”
“Sonofabitch,” Shan exhaled, not wanting to think what she was already thinking. “My brother started this?”
“Because he has no clue where it will end.”
“Maybe you should tell him.”
“I thought about it, then I thought about it again, because if he’s getting all his information from whatever Warlords are occupying Platte River Center, we’ve lost his objective opinion.”
“I plan to clean out Rock Creek the minute the weather lets me, if I can’t get in; I seriously can’t imagine anyone else would be able to.”
“You know who else can,” Mac warned.
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