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The Single Eye

A young-adult novel


by Irene LeCram


Copyright 2012 Irene LeCram

Smashwords Edition


This book is a work of fiction. The names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the writer’s imagination or have been used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, actual events, places or organizations is entirely coincidental.


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Chapter 1: What Happened Before


Fourteen minutes and six seconds before she was shot in the stomach, lungs, heart, head, lungs, Karen was running. Fast, over a little bridge across the canal, past the Jap with his camera and zigzagging around tourists taking their evening walk in Bruges, Venice of the North.

What made it difficult, the running, was the straw basket she was holding in her right hand. It weighed a good five kilos and didn’t allow her to pump her arms and increase her speed. In it, on top of a pillow and under a green-and-blue tartan blanket, was her treasure. Karen’s job was to put it in safety before someone could take it away from her and destroy it. Someone who was fast closing in on her.

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