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A novel

Dave Gamboa

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Gamboa

Smashwords Edition
All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Wicked Mountain: The Forbidden Zone is based on a story from Dave Gamboa’s short story collection from his Tales of a Lucid Dreamer book.

Cover photo and design by Dave Gamboa.
Cover graphics by Louie Solano.

To my Readers: Thank you for purchasing Wicked Mountain: The Forbidden Zone, a science-fiction thriller set north of the Mojave Desert—and beyond.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

It was hard to believe how fast the weeks had gone by. It seemed only yesterday I was at my desk wondering if I’d finish the project on time, a project far exceeding its expectations, a project I call the ultimate in PC games. If it hadn’t been for the man who found me that day, out there in the desert, barely alive, I wouldn’t have been here today, never would have finished what I had started, would’ve died along with the secrets I carried.

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