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       C.O.I.L. Extractions: a Christian Short Story Collection, p.1

           D.I. Telbat
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C.O.I.L. Extractions: a Christian Short Story Collection
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  COIL EXTRACTIONS

  A Christian Short Story Collection

  Book 1

  D.I. Telbat

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  Copyright 2012 Telbat's Tablet

  Updated 2017

  https://ditelbat.com

  There is no redemption without sacrifice.

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  COIL Extractions by D.I. Telbat,

  a Collection of Christian Short Stories,

  based on themes and characters found in The COIL Series.

  NOW find Book 2 at COIL Recruits for Christ.

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  These stories are a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination, or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locals, organizations, or persons living or dead is entirely coincidental and beyond the intent of either the author or the publisher.

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  Dedication

  To the men and women who give sacrificially

  to serve their Christian brothers and sisters

  in the hard places of the world,

  with no seeming recognition.

  But the Lord knows.

  Your crowns await you in heaven.

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  Table of Contents

  Title Page

  Dedication

  Extraction: China

  Mexican Hospice

  Extraction: Pakistan

  Extraction: Colombia

  High-Wire Rescue

  Extraction: Vietnam

  Other Books by D.I. Telbat

  About the Author

  BONUS Chapter One: Dark Liaison: A Christian Suspense Novel

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  Extraction: China

  by D.I. Telbat

  Ruben Lopez checked his bullet wound as he leaned against a brick schoolhouse. He was in one of the many small cities in China's Sichuan Province. The bleeding had stopped, but he feared it would start again if he was forced to move too quickly.

  The thirty-five-year-old Mexican-American forced his mind from the pain to the mission he'd been given. The mission that cold night—to extract a South Chinese Christian evangelist from his prison cell and move him to South Korea before he was executed. It had been successful to a point. The evangelist and Ruben's Special Forces team had successfully fled east toward Beijing, but then Ruben was wounded and separated from his team. Left for dead, Ruben considered his options in Qu County. He had to somehow make contact with his team again.

  Months prior, the brick schoolhouse to his right had been a pile of rubble from the massive Sichuan Province earthquake. Much had changed since then, but Ruben knew that the underground house churches were running as strong as ever. Ruben's Christian special ops organization, COIL—the Commission of International Laborers based in New York—had even smuggled in hymnals through Hong Kong to a residence not far from where he stood.

  With a prayer for guidance, Ruben pushed off the brick wall and walked into a paved street full of cracks and potholes. Around midnight, he'd traded his watch for a Chinese parka, and he now wore the hood and turned up the collar to hide his foreign features. In a holster high on his right side, he carried an NL-1 air pistol, a non-lethal weapon that fired up to thirty tranquilizer pellets. Though it wasn't much against a Party soldier's live ammo, COIL's operatives refused to carry lethal weapons. It would be hard to show Christ's love if they were trying to kill the enemies of Christ.

  An hour later, around two o'clock in the morning, Ruben found the address he'd been seeking. The house was dark with boarded windows, but Ruben was too exhausted and weak to go anywhere else. He trudged up to the front door and knocked. Surprisingly, the door had no latch and it swung inward. Ruben felt the warmth of the house hit his cold cheeks as he stepped cautiously inside.
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