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An End to the Means

A Thriller

By JC Leland

Copyright 2011 JC Leland

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All characters in this novel are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.



Consequentialism refers to those moral theories that hold that the consequences of one's conduct are the true basis for any judgment about the morality of that conduct. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right act (or omission) is one that will produce a good outcome, or consequence. This view is often expressed as the aphorism "The ends justify the means.”



PROLOGUE

Friday, 27 January 2012

The sound of the rotor blades jump-started her consciousness. Whop, whop, whop. The noise grew louder, and then remained steady in volume. A helicopter, she thought groggily. As she lay on her back, her eyes still closed, Kira instinctively wiggled her fingers and toes. When all twenty digits responded, it was an immediate relief to discover she was not paralyzed.

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