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The Searing

The Searing


by

John Coyne


Necon Classic Horror #11


Cover design & graphics by Duncan Eagleson


A digital edition published at Smashwords by Necon E-Books


©2011 John Coyne

Cover design & graphics ©2014 Duncan Eagleson


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For AI Montesi, my teacher

Acknowledgments


For their help in the research and writing of this novel, I would like to thank Derek V. Goodwin, Tom Hebert, Susan Goodman, Gerald Allan Schwinn, Misty Kuceris, John Payne, and once again, my editor, Judith Wederholt.

PROLOGUE


Fall, 1608


In the patch of woods above the river, the white-tailed doe woke with the sun. She raised her delicate head and sniffed the wind. She caught the scent of rabbit a hundred feet higher on the hill and heard a beaver slap the water as it slid from the shore into the river. These creatures she did not fear.

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