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ROYA FETOVA – 31 and Beyond

NOTICE TO READERS

The novel, ROYA FETOVA, has become way too complex for crowdsourcing. I plan to enjoy finishing it myself. Look for it in electronic format in a few months, followed by a paper edition. (That’s my publisher’s model.)

Before that happens, an announcement: My novel, THE GAMEMAKER’S FATHER is coming out in a paper edition! These things take longer than seems reasonable, so please be patient.  I’ll give you a heads up before it hits the shelves.

I plan to put out a new crowdsourced novel in the coming months. Meanwhile, I will run a series of article that I think you’ll like.

Thanks for the great ride you gave Roya.

John

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ROYA FETOVA – 30

Roya  Fetova

A Crowdsourced Novel
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“Okay Paul, thanks for the report.” Agent Stan Harris flipped the file closed and moved it to the pile at his left.

Paul’s chair scraped loudly as he stood. “Stan, there’s something I want you to see.”

“What now? Another strangled giant?”

Paul grinned. “Just peek out your door a minute.” Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 29

Roya  Fetova

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Desi leaned back further in his leather chair in the waiting room of Ivan & Associates alternately turning pages in his Playboy magazine and glancing at the magnificent view of the city. He rested his feet on the ottoman. Uncle Uomo was too cheap to let him even talk about an office in this building. Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 28

Roya Fetova

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Agent Harris scowled at his subordinate. “Send that kid back to whatever school he came from.” Used to be the outfit held to regular standards. Now they sent these experts. None of ‘em worth their fat fees and now a green kid. Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 27

Roya Fetova

A Crowdsourced Novel

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At the sound of the door, Desi Grasso glanced from his computer and then looked again in earnest. A well-tailored businessman stood in the open doorway. Bald. Glasses. Old, yet he looked fit. How did this guy get past the guards? How did he get inside and reach the second floor of the shop without tripping the alarm? The thought of how that might happen sent an instant chill up Desi’s spine but he determined not to show fear. “Who the hell are you?” Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 25

Roya Fetova

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Frank always felt exhausted after an airplane trip, even in a wide first-class seat.  He stared out the window, Dan Mahoney at the isle.  The cuffs hurt and a muscle cramp formed in his back.  No food.  No sleep.  No conversation. Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 24

Roya FetovaA Crowd Sourced Novel

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Back in the car, Tony de-briefed with Roya.

“What do you mean you whacked them both? I told you to get them out of the way.” Roya chewed her lower lip. “This is not good.” Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 23

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Tony Ferragamo watched Nicholi “Nicky” Segovia stoop and inspect him. If this huge Teddy bear of a man was FBI, how did he fit in the picture?

Roya leaned against the kitchen table. “The gray hair isn’t good enough, Nicky. I’ll get the shears.” She left the room and came back with an electric clipper that looked like a leftover from a dog groomer. “Tonsure it.” Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 22

Roya FetovaA Crowdsourced Novel

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Frank backed away from the bedroom window.  So many police cars.  It was good that Roya was someplace else.  He checked himself—wrong time to start thinking about Roya and Tony.  No sign of the police boat yet.  “Tatiana, don’t move from this room.  If they question you, tell them I held you hostage—you got that?”  Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 21

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“Yes Paul?” Agent Stan Harris put down a report on his battered desk and looked up at the younger man.

Paul handed him a printout. “Positive ID on Frank Smith. Lake Geneva. Restaurant owner spotted him and watched him drive off in a white Mercedes. And Stan—we got the tags. Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 20

Roya FetovaA Crowdsourced Novel

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“Lend me your pistol, will you, Frank? Tony’s .38 is too big for a girl.” Roya leaned down to Frank as he sat on the park bench and when he dropped the .22 in her bag, she pressed keys into his palm. “I’ll call you later.” She kissed his ear and whispered. “Keep Tatiana safe.” Frank thought that over until it registered, then nodded to himself. Tony might trace the car to Roya’s sister. She was being careful. Continue reading

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ROYA FETOVA – 19

Roya FetovaA Crowdsourced Novel

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Frank stared at the man on a park bench outside the restaurant and could not speak. He felt as if he watched an image of himself, but distorted into a monster. What kind of man killed for money? It made him conscious of the life he took so recently with his bare hands. Was he turning into a Tony Ferragamo? It never seemed so personal behind the controls of his F-15. Continue reading

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