Jolly good, we are back with another snippet/installment of Weekend Writing Warriors blog chain. I have to admit I am having a blast posting these. The feedback has been overwhelming in the best sense of the word. But you are here to take a peek at my current WiP, Lessons of War. We move the action to the edge of deHavilland controlled space to the planet of Gideon. Ten years ago Gideon was an independent world, one of thousands in what it is called the Void, the space beyond the reach of the former Empire of Man. Colonial leaders decided to pledge their allegiance to House deHavilland for protection against the Imperial Guard. However, this plunged the colony into an intermittent insurgency, one that has reap it latest and highest profile victim:
Chief Detective Inspector Mara Hayle surveyed the wreckage. She looked up from the forest floor to the bottom of the elevated highway. Daylight pierced through the hole blasted by the explosive device that catapulted the governor’s limo over the rail and to the forest fifteen meters below. No one had claimed responsibility for the assassination yet but that didn’t surprise Hayle in the slightest. Even as the forensic teams scoured the smoldering wreckage, the Legislature ordered the planetary militia on high alert. But not even the enforced security measures would stop the Press from making her job harder. And whoever managed to pull this off would not stop with the governor. Gideon’s fate just took a turn for the worse.
That’s it for the first WeWriWa of this month. I hope you enjoyed the little snippet and as always, make sure to visit and comment on the participant blogs by following the link above.