By Margaret Frazer
While his band of touring gamers are taken in via a client, Joliffe and corporate locate that homicide has taken their position within the spotlight—and it's as much as them to trap a killer within the act.
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It was good-by forever—at least so far as the son of Budd-Erling was concerned. Out into that dark forest, with only a dim light to guide the driver. A ride not soon to be forgotten, with shells exploding here and there, and the rattle of machine guns on both sides, and the thought every moment: Are we going to hit a mine? Shall we find the road blocked and have to get out and tramp in the snow again? It too was being defended with desperation; it too might be surrounded now, or in the next hour.
It would hold the Tigers for at least a couple of hours. The three introduced themselves to the sergeant in command, who saluted and gave his unit: Task Force D, 10th Armored. “We are holding on at Longwilly,” he said. Like all Americans below the commissioned ranks, he was contemptuous of French pronunciations. If they wanted you to say “Lonhveeyee,” why didn’t they spell it that way? These GIs, no doubt, thought of this village as belonging to somebody named William who happened to be tall and thin.
This “Bulge” represented the greatest defeat the Army had sustained since Bataan, and its greatest peril since the beginning of the war. And so on. Some of the men lied, of course; some were cocky and defiant, victory being in their hands at last. Others were humble and talked freely, hoping to win favors; for the promise of a cigarette they would betray the German Army. Many of them were sick of the war; many of them hated the Nazis—when they got behind the American lines. It was necessary to speak sternly because that was what they were used to.
A Play of Isaac (Joliffe the Player, Book 1) by Margaret Frazer