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Trade took the honed blade and placed it just under the fingernail of Billy Boy's
index finger. "Now in a few minutes," he said, "I'm going to touch your arm with a
knife, but you will not feel it because even now you can feel no pain." Trade
Trade's a terrible man; cold, humorless, mean. But he's on to something and that
makes up for minor blemishes of character. "I find him delightful, personally. He
may seen formidable at first, but when you pierce the armor — " He stopped.
Trade hoped four were enough. Billy Boy was twenty feet away when he fired the
first time, hitting the shoulder. Billy Boy kept on coming. The second pellet hit the
thigh, as did the third. "I said I'd tear your arms off." He reached toward Trade, ...
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Cleverly constructed and compulsively readable. When people talk about the difference between literature and genre fiction, Goldman, who wrote The Princess Bride and Marathon Man, is the sort of ... Read full review