This Will Kill You

By Mark Butterworth


Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2011 Mark Butterworth

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

This is a work of fiction. All characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.


Dedicated to all the kind and decent men and women who lovingly adopt unwanted children, and those who selflessly foster other people’s castoffs. God bless them, and all the children born and unborn. There is no greater gift than a baby. Life from life—a wonderful, amazing thing.

This Will Kill You

“What the hell’s the matter with you!” I snarled. “Are you crazy!”

But berating a semi-besotted ex-CIA guy who’s just shot one of San Francisco’s homeless bums in Golden Gate Park at midnight may not have been the best idea I ever had.

After all, I might have given us away to the real prey we were after, or he might have shot me for the hell of it, too. Pete Corcoran may have been woozy, but he was still a dangerous guy—as just demonstrated.

Man, I really didn’t need this. Standing in the dark, hiding in some bushes in Golden Gate Park not far from the De Young Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden with this ridiculous sixty-two year old, well-armed lunatic has been from Langley—wait a minute!

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