The Darkline Protocol

      John R. Phythyon, Jr
The Darkline Protocol

What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across the preternatural nighttime skies of Mensch. Wolf Dasher finds the hunter has become the hunted when a trap to flush out a double agent is turned on him."The Darkline Protocol" is a fantasy-thriller mashup story that introduces Wolf -- the hero of John R. Phythyon Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace.When Wolf Dasher is assigned to find out who is leaking sensitive information to Urland's mortal enemy, Phrygia, he doesn't count on the spy being an innocent victim . . . or that he is the prize in an elaborate double-cross. What begins as a simple reconnaissance mission ends in a harrowing chase across the sky of Mensch's perpetual night, with Wolf pursued by a Phrygian Shadow determined to bring him back to her superiors for torture. Now the hunter becomes the hunted!"The Darkline Protocol" is a free short story that introduces Wolf Dasher, hero of John R. Phythyon, Jr.'s debut novel, State of Grace. Combining magic, espionage, and politics, "The Darkline Protocol" is a fantasy-thriller mashup offering an electifying brew of action and adventure.
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