- Author: Ian Tregillis
- Length: 4,000 words, about 13 pages
- Formats: MOBI, EPUB, PDF
- DRM: None
- Availability: Milkyway Galaxy
- Language: English
- Publisher: SnackReads
By Ian Tregillis
Try this if you like: funny, James Bond, playful, absurdity, action, mechanical sharks
Description: This action comedy about a 007-like operative nearing retirement will put a silly grin on your face. Will this mission to retrieve his retirement savings from the modern-day pirates that stole it be his last? Will the mechanical sharks get him? What happens when he finds himself at the mercy of his old nemesis/lover? The only way to find out is to be clever/goofy enough to buy the SnackRead.
Your tuxedo bunches up in the armpits as you jam a harpoon gun down the throat of a mechanical shark. The Caribbean is too warm for a drysuit, much less a tux, but you, of course, are wearing both. The mechalodon thrashes again. This time its camera-eyes get a good look at you. It’s hard to see through the cloud of sparks and bubbles when you pull the trigger, but you could swear the damn thing winks.
Which confirms your suspicions. The secret masters of this seaborne luxury arcology are self-styled techno-pirates who masquerade as wealthy libertines alongside the other residents. Guard sharks do fit the piracy motif, but robot guard sharks are classic Zuleikha. So she did escape from Skopje after all.