“Parade of Fools” – Part 9

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. The sirens were soft and distant at first, changing pitch as they got closer. An army of police cars and ambulances swarmed the deserted city street, coming from all directions. The stillness and silence that had descended after Dave took down Tidal Wave lasted for maybe aContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 9″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 8

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Dazed, Dave tried to figure out which way was up. After a moment, he realized he was lying on his back, and after another moment, he remembered how he’d gotten there. He was wet, and the feeling of damp hair and water on his face made himContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 8″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 7

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Mr. Glenn Sherman had a pretty nice car. It was an SUV with genuine leather seats, high tech climate control, and a spacious interior that was spotless. But the most important feature was the tinted windows. Val sat in the middle seat next to Blueblood, Joey andContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 7″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 6

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Dave’s cheeks were starting to hurt from smiling so much. The parade float continued its slow progress down the street with him on top, a chilly wind whipping past him. The high school marching band was on their fourth cycle of the same three songs they’d beenContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 6″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 5

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. “So when are you going to tell me the plan?” Val asked. She was sitting with her feet propped up on a table in a penthouse apartment in Washington DC. A large TV showed news coverage of the parade—not that they needed it; they were sitting aContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 5″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 4

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. A cool breeze carried the smell of hot dogs and popcorn from one of the street vendors, and Dave hoped his stomach didn’t growl on live television. “—really have to commend both local and national law enforcement,” he finished up. “If it weren’t for the quick responseContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 4″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 3

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Val stood inside a payphone booth in front of gas station outside San Diego, California. It was one o’clock in the morning—or make that three o’clock Central Time, which was what she’d been living in for the past several weeks. Combine that with the four-hour flight fromContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 3″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 2

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Dave took three days off from work—not voluntarily, but because his entire chain of superiors insisted he needed time to rest and recover. A good idea in theory but awful in reality. Dave loafed around his apartment with no direction and no focus. He tried reading aContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 2″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 1

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. The old family lake house was becoming quite the hot scene. The dusty sheets had been taken off the furniture, the refrigerator restocked, and people came and went at all hours. Blueblood, of course, didn’t tell Val who half these people were. He’d taken over the houseContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 1″

“Everything is Perfectly Fine” – Part 5

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Blueblood paced up and down the study, his steps clipped and jerky. Outside, the wind pushed against the house, flinging heavy raindrops against the windows. Val settled herself on the leather couch and followed Blueblood with her eyes. His hands were folded behind his back, his headContinue reading ““Everything is Perfectly Fine” – Part 5″