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Wonderful lines...

...in the current novel I'm reading...

"I knew her, all right: Sister Mary Magdalene of the Special Action Executive of the Poor Clares. The fun nun with the gun. She's helped me crack the Grail caper a few years back, but I'd lost track of her since then. The Clare's SAE was way too catholic in its interests for my way of thinking - and now the seal of the confessional kept me from asking who had hired her."

Mmm. Down these mean streets a warrior monk must go who is not himself mean...

(I do enjoy modern hard-boiled Knight Templar fiction, it puts a nice spin on things...)

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neilf
Mar. 17th, 2003 05:22 am (UTC)
Ummm.... title, author and ISBN?
dougs
Mar. 17th, 2003 06:52 am (UTC)
He's teasing us, offering us the chance to guess by way of a competition.

I might have guessed Stainless Steel Rat in disguise, but I'll probably be wrong.
sbisson
Mar. 17th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC)
Re:
Actually, it's more that I was going to leave the reveal for the upcoming review.

As it is, it's "The Apocalypse Door" by J.D. Macdonald.
lproven
Mar. 17th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC)
I was going to say "I'm sure I've read that," but now I don't think I have. Want to, though...
neilf
Mar. 17th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC)
Thanks.... of hunting we go :-)
marykaykare
Mar. 17th, 2003 11:16 am (UTC)
Oh shucks. I knew the answer but you blurted it out before I had a chance. We bought and read it after reading how much Kate and Chad liked it in their booklogs. Jim MacDonald says there's a sequel RSN.

MKK
sbisson
Mar. 17th, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC)
Excellent. I do enjoy that sub-sub-sub-genre :-)
almeda
Mar. 17th, 2003 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm certain I read that sentence in a Dark And Stormy Night collection of the Bulwer-Lytton contest winners. DID they actually go make it a novel? If so, I want to own it. :->
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