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Nightfall

The Tyke McGrath Series: Book One

By William Woodall


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© Copyright 2013 by William Woodall

www.williamwoodall.org


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Chapter One

Friday, April 25, 2036

At the worst possible moment, the power died.

The lab instantly went pitch dark, causing the tip of Micah McGrath’s screwdriver to slip just the tiniest bit. Metal touched metal, and before he knew it one of the capacitors had discharged its built-up load right into the circuit board he’d been trying to fix.

Mike cursed and slammed his fist on the table in sheer frustration; what else could go wrong today? He didn’t have time for things like this; he was supposed to have his dissertation finished in only three more weeks.

After a few seconds the university’s emergency generator kicked in and the lights flickered back on. Then Mike promptly forgot about power glitches and burnt-out circuit boards, and his eyes widened in shocked surprise.

The tachometer was gone.

Mike knitted his brows and stared at the empty spot where the machine had been sitting just a few seconds ago. He rubbed his eyes to make sure he wasn’t seeing things, but there was no doubt about it. The thing had definitely vanished.

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