Mercury Rises (Mercury Series, Book 2) by Robert Kroese PDF

By Robert Kroese

ISBN-10: 1612180868

ISBN-13: 9781612180861

"Fresh off their profitable quest to thwart no longer one, yet diabolical plots to break the realm, jaded reporter Christine Temetri and tough cherub Mercury locate that mysterious powers outranking even the Heavenly forms appear motive on protecting the Apocalypse on track.

Mercury Rises maintains writer Robert Kroese’s story of the heroic cherub Mercury, who's ordinarily well-intentioned, not often well-behaved, and regularly well-armed with a droll comment. whereas the realm is laid low with typical failures and international locations organize for struggle, crazed billionaire Horace Finch plots to exploit a mystery machine hidden underneath the African wasteland to find the private secrets and techniques of the Universe – no matter if he has to spoil the Universe to do it. in the meantime, unassuming FBI investigator Jacob Slater attempts to discover a rational reason behind the mysterious destruction of downtown Anaheim – a quest that eventually brings him head to head with the unhinged Horace Finch. jointly, Christine, Jacob and Mercury needs to cease Finch from activating the equipment and tearing truth to pieces.

Kroese’s rapid-fire humorousness and razor-sharp wit hold Mercury Rises relocating at breakneck velocity, hurtling towards a climax that's as humorous because it is satisfying.


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Special delivery. He opened it. Inside, a slip of paper. It said: POT-HEALER, I NEED YOU. AND I WILL PAY. No signature. No address except his, as destination. My god, he thought, this is something real and big. I know it. He carefully moved his chair around so that he faced the red warning light of the mail tube. And prepared to wait. Until it comes, he said to himself. Unless I physically starve to death first. I will not voluntarily die, now, he thought harshly. I want to stay alive. And wait.

Dialing his phone, he obtained a satellite relay to Japan; he raised Tokyo and gave the digits for the Tokyo translating computer. With the skill of long habit he obtained a direct line to the great, clanking, booming construct; he bypassed its host of attendants. “Oral transmission,” he informed it. The hulking GX9 computer clicked over to oral, rather than visual, reception. “The Corn Is Green,” Joe said. He turned on the recording unit of his phone. At once the computer answered, giving the Japanese equivalent.

I’m depressed. I can’t stand this much longer. Do you know what I mean? ” He waited. A faceless moment poured past in which neither of them spoke. “I’m ringing off,” Joe said, and began to hang up. “Wait,” Gauk said rapidly. ” He hung up, sat emptily staring. On his unfolded sheet of paper he had several more, but—It’s gone, he said to himself, bitterly. The energy, the capacity to fiddle away a lifetime without dignified work, and, in its place, the performance of the trivial, even the voluntarily trivial, as we have constructed here in The Game.

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