THE ENDWORLD SERIES
by David Robbins





ENDWORLD #2 THEIF RIVER RUN FALLS


THE MISSION


The Triad must reach the Twin Cities to acquire urgently needed medical supplies. But once again, the mission is aborted, this time in Thief River Falls when they are attacked by a heavily armed contingent of renegade soldiers. In the ferocious battle that ensues, Blade's life and the security of The Home hang in the balance.


SUDDEN DEATH


Blade brought the SEAL to a stop, turning the transport, angling it across the road, Hickok's side to the fleeing motocycle.

Hickok hastily rolled down his window and raised his Henry, sighting carefully.

"You can't," Joshua claimed.

"He tried to kill us," Blade reminded Joshua.

"Not in the back!" Joshua protested.

"We have no choice!" Blade declared, watching the other driver speed off. If Hickok didn't fire soon, even he wouldn't be able to make the shot.

"No!" Joshua shouted, flinging himself forward lunging for Hickok.

Geronimo reacted instantly, clutching Joshua, restraining him.

"No!" Joshua struggled to break free, "He's another human being!"

"Not any more," Hickok said softly. He inhaled, held the breath, and squeezed the trigger.