Perfect Cover

Perfect Cover

Mark McGinn

Science Fiction / Space / Space Opera

Missing out on a coveted promotion, Henry Peters has little to boast about and he feels his wife’s disappointment in him. One cool September morning in Christchurch, a 7.1 earthquake strikes Henry’s city, damaging his old work premises and trapping a young woman inside a basement. If he does the right thing, it’s a chance for Henry to shine. Or is it? Perfect Cover is a short story with a twist.Henry Peters hasn’t got much to boast about. He’s not showy, has average smarts, and he's definitely not a big-noter. Living in Christchurch suburbia with his wife, teaching overseas students in a private training establishment, he used to head the science department. Not now. He sought and missed out on a promotion to deputy CEO. He feels his wife’s disappointment in him. Then a 7.1 earthquake strikes the city damaging his old work premises. Suddenly, Henry’s in the light and people need his help. But no one knows his secret and, more importantly, he needs to make sure they stay in the dark.
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Best Served Cold

Best Served Cold

Mark McGinn

Science Fiction / Space / Space Opera

In this legal thriller, Sasha Stace follows in the footsteps of a father she never knew, reluctantly becoming a Queen's Counsel and, like her father, unwittingly guiding the prosecution of a man that ends with disasterous consequences.Remember what they say about revenge?They were once on a jury together, forty years ago, when a man was executed for killing his wife. Now three of the four are dead, amid personal vendettas and accusations of pornography, and the last man standing is arrested for the murders. It’s up to Sasha Stace QC to secure his conviction. But the case is circumstantial, the trial sensational, and nothing is as it seems. In her fight for justice, Sasha embarks on a course that imperils her life and endangers those she loves. Best Served Cold is a fast-moving and gripping legal thriller with more twists than the rope that strangles its victims. Be warned.
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