By Joe Hadsall
Published by Joe Hadsall at Smashwords
Copyright 2012, Joe Hadsall
Cover designed by Joe Hadsall, using a digitally manipulated portion of “Circle Limit IV,” copyright 1960 by M.C. Escher. Use of the artwork is covered under fair use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Read more about the work and its creator at the end of this e-book.
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Even though Chief Ted Jasper hadn’t seen his old college friend in years, he couldn’t look him in the eyes. As he walked into Patrick Medford’s office, he looked instead at the large piece of art on the wall behind his friend. It looked like a large circular mosaic with oblong, black and white tiles. As he looked longer, he saw that the black tiles were bat-like creatures, and the white spaces in between were angels.