The Darkline Protocol by John R. Phythyon, Jr
Approx. 5,580 words.
Published on January 6, 2012.
What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across the preternatural nighttime skies of Mensch. Wolf Dasher finds the hunter has become the hunted when a trap to flush out a double agent is turned on him.
"The Darkline Protocol" is a fantasy-thriller mashup story that introduces Wolf -- the hero of John R. Phythyon Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace.