Read on for an exclusive excerpt from Poisonfeather by Matthew FitzSimmons!
When the hour of his interview arrived, a guard led Merrick into one of the cramped legal counseling rooms. It was bare bones, empty but for a long table and uncomfortable metal chairs. He’d been in it, or one like it, innumerable times. At the table sat a woman about the age of his daughter—maybe twenty-five? She was scribbling notes on a legal pad. Not all that attractive, even if he were being charitable. Probably an intern sent along to get some experience in the field. Fine, fine. Two women were always better than one.
She put down her pen and stood to greet him. “It’s good to meet you, Mr. Merrick.”
“Will she be long?”
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