Rainbow snippet – and a bit of mega squee

Totally appropriate for today’s rainbow snippet to come from Game of Chance from the anthology Capital Crimes, because Peter James (!) has written a wonderful foreword for it, including this reference to my story. “An army deserter threatens to kill another soldier.” The other soldier is Jonty Stewart, of course.

“What’s your name?” Jonty asked, when the silence became unbearable.
“What’s it to you?”
“I’d like to know who’s going to shoot me.”
The soldier grinned, revealing a set of uneven teeth. “North. Harry North. And what’s the name of the man I’m going to shoot?”
“Jonty Stewart. Doctor, Jonty Stewart, only I’m not a medical one.” He forced a smile. “What did you do before you joined up?”
“Furniture maker. Cabinets, chests of drawers and the like. Properly crafted, not shite like this.” He ran his free hand over the rough table top. “Shoddy work. It’s all shoddy stuff, in a shoddy building.”

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