Doc Osmium: Synchronius Maximus
Written by: James 'Grim' Desborough
Edited by: Salome Jones
Technical Assistance: Michael Garcia
Cover: Rowena Aitken
© Postmortem Studios (James Desborough) 2012
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Part One: A Twist in the Tail
The phone rang, loudly. So loudly that the handset rattled in its cradle. José paused in his scraping underneath the car, unsure whether he'd genuinely heard the phone ring or not. He sighed as he realised it was ringing and slid out from under the car. Picking himself up, he dusted off his hands, the salt and sand that coated them leaving a drifting cloud behind him as he snatched for the phone.
The voice on the other end of the line was sneering, superior. An Eastern accent. Bostonian maybe. “José Rodriguez?”
“Yes.” José frowned. He didn't recognise the voice and only a few people should have had this number. Certainly not whoever this was.
“Or should I, perhaps, say Carlos Ortega?”