THE ENDWORLD SERIES
by David Robbins





ENDWORLD #4 THE KALISPELL RUN


THE MISSION


Avoid the deathtraps, kill the creatures and reach Kalispell alive. Then, if they were lucky, they'd be able to steal the medical supplies hoarded there. Alot of people would die if they failed-a lot of people would die if they succeeded.


THE THING


Blade ducked aside and crouched, instinctively drawing his right Bowie, turning to confront his enemy, prepared for anything.

Or so he thought.

Blade hestitated, gaping in astonishment at his attacker. It was the size of an average man, on the lean side, and essentially humanoid, being bipedal and possessing two arms and a face, but after that any human resemblance ended. Its skin was light gray and leathery, its nose narrow and pointed, and its ears tiny circles of flesh on either side of a bald, hawk-like skull. The mouth was a thin slit, and the eyes were endowed with a bizarre hypnotic effect because of their bright red pupils. The creature was naked except for a brown loin cloth covering its genitals and a metal collar around its squat neck.

In the second Blade delayed, overcome by amazement, the thing pounced....