Strange love! Yet from the quiver of Aphrodite, goddess of the foaming waves, no doubt about that. She does not resist.
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All she does is avert herself: avert her lips, avert her eyes. She lets him lay her out on the bed and undress her: she even helps him, raising her arms and then her hips. Little shivers of cold run through her; as soon as she is bare, she slips under the quilted counterpane like a mole burrowing, and turns her back on him.
Not rape, not quite that but undesired nevertheless, undesired to the core. As though she had decided to go slack, die within herself for the duration, like a rabbit when the jaws of the fox close on its neck.
So that everything done to her might be done, as it were, far away. Sunday 10 and Thursday 14 January Journal Lists. Among his science fiction novels is A Passage at Arms. After working many years for General Motors, Cook now writes full-time. He lives near St.
Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol. Sweet Silver Blues : A war buddy's death sends Garrett on a wild hunt for his mysterious heir, last seen in a vampire Nest which no mortal leaves alive. But for Garrett, a human detective in a world of gnomes, tracking down the woman to whom his dead pal Danny left a fortune in silver is no slight task.
Even with the aid of Morley, the toughest half-elf around, Garrett isn't sure he'll make it out alive from a land where magic can be murder, the dead still talk, and vampires are always hungry for human blood. Bitter Gold Hearts : The Stormwarden's son has been kidnapped, and Garrett must brave a host of ogres and assassins to rescue him.
Series 2 by Glen Cook. Cold Copper Tears : There's a new cult in town: worshippers of a godlike Destroyer who think Garrett would make an ideal sacrifice!
Garrett an irresistible fee to take a case that seemed open and shut. But in a town of elves and humans, thugs and swindlers, Garrett had learned to take a long, hard look before saying yes Series 3 by Glen Cook. Old Tin Sorrows , Garrett is hired to figure out if someone is poisoning a wealthy, retired General, but quickly finds that the man's employees are dying off at a far faster rate.
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Now, this growing legion of the dead wants to add the general to their ranks. Series 4 by Glen Cook. Dread Brass Shadows , a trio of redheads plunge Garrett straight into the chase for The Book of Shadows, a sorceror's tome holding secrets no mortal was ever meant to master. Series 5 by Glen Cook. Red Iron Nights , Garrett is hired to track down a serial killer who's preying on the high born young ladies of TunFaire. And though Garrett could be as civic-minded as the next guy - unless the next guy was Captain Block of the Watch - the private eye wasn't sure he really wanted to take on a serial killer psycho who did too good a carving job and never left any of the blood behind.
Still, having Block pay him for his services with lots of ill-gotten government funds, and having his own partner, the Dead Man, strenuously urge him to take the case, proved an irresistible combination for Garrett. And so the top - and only - private eye around found himself lining up his allies for a search that would take him from the lowest slums to the highest estates, from confrontations with butterfly-and-magic-spitting enemies to run-ins with the king of crime's wayward daughter to a final encounter with an ancient evil which had once again been loosed on his unsuspecting town.
Series 6 by Glen Cook.
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Deadly Quicksilver Lies : A rich woman hires Garrett to find her missing daughter In TunFaire, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference, leaving him no choice but to sift through the sex, intrigue, and murder to uncover the truth behind this case. Series 7 by Glen Cook.
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Petty Pewter Gods ": With TunFaire real estate at a premium and prayer palaces at a minimum, the big gods on the block hold a contest: find the. And when two rival pantheons try to hire Garrett to find it on their behalf, he finds himself facing the wrath of gods. Garrett is hired by two rival pantheons. Series 8 by Glen Cook. Even though many species had sacrificed in battle, some groups of humans thought the "Golden Rule" translated to "Humans rule. Now give us your gold.
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Garrett is a wise-guy private investigator who speaks loudly and carries a big stick. Backed by a circle of friends no one would wish on their worst enemy Garrett is caught in a conspiracy of hate that pits man against. Series 9 by Glen Cook. Angry Lead Skies : My bulky friend Playmate talked me into protecting Kip Prose, an annoying kid touched by brilliance and a bit of paranormal ability, whom he claimed was being threatened by skinny gray creatures with bulgy black eyes. According to Kip, the attackers weren't after him at all-just trying to get to his friends Lastyr and Noodiss. But before I could get him to explain who they were, Kip was abducted, and the chase began.
In Whispering Nickel Idols , trouble came from two sources: a streetwise priestess and her bucket of kittens, part of the ancient prophecy of the cult of A-Lat curse this god-plagued city! And a message from Harvester Temisk, mouthpiece of Chodo Contague, kingpin of kingpins, who slumbered in coma-land while his beautiful, psychotic daughter ran the Outfit.
Temisk believed someone was deliberately keeping the Boss helpless and wanted me to snoop around. Then Chodo up and vanished. Add to that a mysterious plague of burning deaths and the fact that suddenly everyone was trying to kill me, I had plenty to figure out.