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The Plotters

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Author: Alexander Blade
Published: 1948
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,030 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,012
Added to site: 2010.06.14 28134

He came from a far planet to find some of the Earth's secrets. But Marko found other things, too—like his love for beautiful Beth.

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" and bent to help him up. My fingers touched his throat in the proper places and he went limp.

Within a matter of seconds I had his wallet out of his pocket and extracted several bills. When his eyes flickered again I was just raising him to his feet.

"All my fault," I said contritely. "Are you all right?"

"Seem to be." He was gruff, but that was all. He didn't know that for a matter of seconds he had been unconscious.

At nine o'clock I came up the walk to the Copperd home. This time the security agent was leaning against a tree, lighting a cigarette. I made certain that he saw my face clearly.

One upstairs window showed a light, and the faint murmur of voices drifted down. That had to be Copperd's room. Then a porch light flashed on and Beth came out of the door. She was wearing a white dress and the overhead light seemed to create a golden halo above her head.

I momentarily forgot about her father.

* * * * *

How much can a man learn in a few weeks? I

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
JoJo Biggins

Wow. This was a 5-star story right up until the very end. Then, the author bungles it with stupidity and simplicity. Worth reading, but be prepared for the letdown.

Paulo Respighi

Marco can't remember why he's running until he falls and breaks a rib. Then it slowly comes back to him.

What begins as a mystery unfortunately ends as a rather trite invasion story.



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