By Lavie Tidhar
After Archangels materialise over the bloodbaths of WWII, they take in place of dwelling in lots of the world's significant towns. yet what might occur if, greater than region of a century later, anything by some means controlled to kill those perfect beings? Killarney understands and, as an agent operating for the Bureau, a British organisation that is so mystery it does not formally exist, she unearths herself embroiled within the outcomes as, one after the other, the Archangels die. Assigned to track a lacking cryptographer inspiration to have details at the murders, she travels from England, via France, heading for the frozen wastes of the USSR. yet there is an unknown 3rd social gathering cause on preventing her, and there is God, who additionally has an time table. no longer figuring out who's buddy and who's foe, and with just a short glimpse of a swastika on angel wings as sturdy info, Killarney struggles to stay alive lengthy sufficient to glean adequate details to place jointly the items of the puzzle and entire what's, with no them, an very unlikely project.
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Racing through cold clear air, waiting, the nerves on edge, piano wires stretched to snap. But still we weren’t disturbed; the air remained clear and bright, no sign of unfriendly visitations, no sign of wings, and the ground, as much of it as I could see, remained clear of their agents, and we flew until I could smell the sea cutting like a blade against skin, salty and smoky at the same time, and a flare went up and I made an awkward landing, bumpy, but we rode it until the microlight stopped and I got out and, not waiting for Ford to unstrap himself, jumped onto the deck of the boat without ceremony and commandeered the ladies bathrooms.
I felt a soft hand caressing my neck, then moving down, and somehow I was freed of the shackles. I stood up and turned slowly, and faced Sophie Stockard. Sophie Stockard: grey eyes like the calm before a storm, set like stones into a heart-shaped face devoid of all colour. Petite build, but muscular, which must have come from the dancing. She was dressed in a simple shift, grey and featureless, and her arms were bare and as pale as her face. ” it was the dancer Sophie speaking, the one I had begun to suspect was hidden inside, but she was hushed by the other.
The room was on the second floor, a climb up the narrow spiral stairs and I had the room facing the street, a double, complete with rusting sink and mildewed shower. It would do. I don’t like singles--there is less room to manoeuvre. This wasn’t the hotel he’d stayed in; that was the third one I’d tried, and I only went in to see the floor plan and to check the room Eldershott was supposed to have stayed in, which wasn’t much different from the one I was currently in: springy bed, chipped sink, a mouse slinking out of the wainscoting as if embarrassed to be seen in such surroundings.
An Occupation of Angels by Lavie Tidhar