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Here you'll find a growing collection of extra-narrative shorts and excerpts from the novels, as well as deleted scenes and the occasional free-range short story.

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 9

By Kathleen McClure | July 6, 2020

Ray reflects, Koz and Mollin bicker, Jessyn and Mo bond, Harry drinks coffee. To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 9 Soon after the jump to FTL, Mo asked if she could make…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 8

By Kathleen McClure | June 29, 2020

Time to say good-bye to Surresh Prime, but not before enjoying a little low-atmo cruise.Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 8 /Repeat, repeat, Phoenix Flight, ship registry Alpha-six-two-Sierra-niner, you are…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 7

By Kathleen McClure | June 22, 2020

Ever hear the adage, “out of the frying pan and into the fire”? Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 7 The tumult from the club was echoed outside, allowing Ray,…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 6

By Kathleen McClure | June 15, 2020

Ray and Mo talk about their hard knock life. Ray delivers some hard knocks. Harry gets an eyeful. Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 6 As Harry continued to not…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 5

By Kathleen McClure | June 8, 2020

History and politics and bar brawls, oh my!Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 5 “Glass breaking?” Jessyn echoed Koz’s statement. “My sorrow, but I don’t understand the reference.”  “Kristalnacht,” Koz…

The Fall

The Fall: Outrageous Fortune Deleted Scene

By Kathleen McClure | June 3, 2020

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD! This scene was originally part of Outrageous Fortune, and contains mild spoilers for Soldier of Fortune. If you’ve already read Soldier or Outrageous, you’re good.If you don’t mind a little knowledge…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 4

By Kathleen McClure | June 1, 2020

Koz spills some tea, Ray and Mo catch up.Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 4 Soon after the lift doors closed behind Ray and Mo, Harry and  followed Koz into…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 3

By Kathleen McClure | May 25, 2020

Team Gypsy Moth drinks some orange goo, Harry recalls an old case, Ray gest a blast from his past.Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 3 For Harry, waking up came…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 2

By Kathleen McClure | May 11, 2020

As The Libra Gambit continues, Ray and Harry talk movies. Jessyn gets close to a very large insect. Missed Chapter 1? Click HERE. Chapter 2 Once inside the elevator, Ray took his place at Harry’s right,…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 1

By Kathleen McClure | May 1, 2020

Welcome to the first chapter of The Libra Gambit by Kathleen McClure & L. Gene Brown. In this serialized web novel, join Ray, Harry, and the rest of their motley team every week as they continue…