By J. Neil Schulman
"A cautionary story with a tense resemblance to prior background and destiny percentages" (Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate), "Alongside evening" portrays the final weeks of the world's maximum superpower and ends on a successful be aware of desire.
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The older man had his jacket off, revealing a shoulder holster and pistol …and this man was muscular enough that Elliot had no desire to tangle with him. In any case, both were still in the living room, which is what he had crawled over to confirm. Sliding back to concealment, Elliot hooked the rope over the top of the railing, letting the ends hang directly down to the terrace below. He then reopened the window, climbing back in, but this time he left the window open. By no means was he certain his brainstorm would work.
More immediate, though was the thought that the Rabelais Bookstore might still be open. After locating a pay phone, Elliot searched his pockets for a vendy. Officially named Federal Vending Machine Tokens, vendies were the same size and weight as the old dimes, nickels, and quarters, but had completely replaced coins in common exchange. By official definition vendies were not money: NOT LEGAL TENDER was conspicuously stamped on the obverse. They circulated as change anyway. Though vendies were sold legally only by banks and post offices at a price set daily by the Treasury Department, the official price tended toward the black-market one to prevent the hoarding that had greshamed all fixed-value coins out of exchange.
He will invite you into a back room and give you a package. The coins will be inside. ” Elliot nodded. ” “Absolutely not,” said Dr. Vreeland. “We have to assume that all our phones are being monitored, and no matter what we say or don’t say, they can be used to track our movements. I also won’t trust the Internet until we are out of the country. Alongside Night 35 I’m assuming all our eMail accounts have been compromised by now, even our anonymous remailers. The only devices I’m willing to trust are decidedly low-tech.
Alongside Night by J. Neil Schulman