Tritium Gambit (Max and Miranda Book 1)
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Agents Max and Miranda fall tonsil-deep into betrayal.
On their first mission together, Max and Miranda hunt a predatory alien on Earth. Max has survived missions through sheer indestructibility and persistence, but this has cost the lives and limbs of less durable teammates. This time, he is determined to keep his new partner alive. When Max becomes dinner for an alien ruler, Miranda begins doubting her decision to become an agent.
A threat grows with every bite.
Together, Agents Max and Miranda must overcome deceit, conflicting evidence, and evisceration to stop a growing menace on Earth and apprehend a traitor to the Intergalactic Secret Service.
know, right?” I tried not to roll my eyes as I followed her example and put my rebreather away. Miranda pulled her microfiber towel out of a pocket and dried her hair. I was shivering, and so I decided it was a good idea and dried off my hair and exposed skin too. My clothes were designed to dry instantly, but I still felt cold. I pulled the small bottle of blue pills from my pocket and popped two into my mouth. “Do you want any?” I held the bottle toward Miranda. “They give you a quick
and started working on my rope. The guards watched me with polite interest. It only took me twenty minutes to get free of the ropes and get stabbed in the chest with a spear. I think the little guy stabbing me was a little surprised when I rolled my eyes and pulled the spear out of my chest. I took his spear away and broke it over my knee. “Be nice! I’m not going to hurt you.” He shouted in a language I didn’t understand, but I was willing to bet that he was either calling for help or that he
free to bring her in for questioning, but don’t harm her. I’m curious how much Tritium they were offered for Agent Maximus.” I rolled my eyes. “Yes, sir,” Miranda said. Then she added under her breath, “I’m sure it was more than he was worth.” “Dismissed,” the captain said, and the com link displayed a blank blue interface and then stopped emitting. Chapter 30. Max I thought Miranda was going to shoot me. I made her wait while I raided Tyler’s pantry, but I was really hungry. I only
I knew John thought losing partners was part of the job, but I couldn’t imagine ever being okay with that. I lost my first partner, and my second was… I steeled myself and made the conscious decision that I wasn’t going to think about it now. I had a job to do and couldn’t go back for Max now. When we were out of the city limits and alone, I activated the graviton bars. They buzzed. “Ready?” I asked. “Not really, but let’s go.” I grabbed John’s arm and we began jumping down the road. Each
of milk, a carton of orange juice, and a giant silver and black fifty-two ounce mug with the words Bubba Keg on it. When I got to the cash register, I grabbed a pack of Tic Tac mints. Price of a phone call and a meal? One hundred eighty-two dollars. Paying with your ex-girlfriend’s money? Priceless. I sat on the curb outside of Walgreens and dialed the Service’s number. While it rang, I started making myself a high calorie drink in the Bubba Keg: equal parts Milk and Weight Gain 3000.