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March 2015

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Toil, Hamar, Trouble

In Thunder, Lightning, or in Rain

When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.
That will be ere the set of sun.
      —Macbeth, Act I, Scene 1

Ozone stung my nose. My eyes hadn’t recovered from the blinding flash before I was deafened by the thunder. That was close. Lights flickered as backup power supplies spun up and the city lights stabilized once again. Lightning in Seattle was rare and I was waiting for another clap, but the blast came at the trailing edge of the storm and as quickly as the lightning bolt hit the storm stopped. A few trailing drops of rain splashed in the standing water on the sidewalks, and then the night was still….

Follow the new Dag Hamar mystery at For Toil and Trouble. Chapter 1 is now available. 29 chapters will be posted through the Month of November. This is the long-awaited prequel to For Blood or Money.

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