THE BLADE SERIES
by David Robbins




BLADE #12 DEATH MASTER STRIKE


DEATH MASTER STRIKE


Searching for an old comrade, Blade hoped to sneak in and out of Mesaville without trouble. He didn't know that Death Master had other plans for him that didn't include leaving. Caught in a trap, Blade had to destroy Mesaville to save his life-and civilization.


TRAPPED


Death Mater glanced at Havoc, then Athena. "How strange."

"What is?" Blade asked.

"Both of your associates are wearing new fatigues. California government issue fatigues, if I'm not mistaken." Death Master looked at Blade again and his mouth curled in a sinister smile. "If I didn't know better, I'd swear they must belong to a California Army unit."

Blade grinned. "You're very perceptive. Yeah, they're wearing Army uniforms. As well they should be."

"How so?"

"We ambushed an Army patrol a week ago and took all their gear and clothing."

"Interesting, " Death Master said, and he scrutinized the officer and the journalist. "Tell me. Should I have all three of you killed now or later?"