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  1. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 73

    Episode 73 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finds Mary a bit tied up at the moment.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    I reached the upper floor and moved down the dark hallway toward the light spilling through the half opened doorway at the end of the corridor. I passed the kids’ rooms, swearing to myself I’d be back for Ian and Collin soon. Then I was at the door, willing myself to keep going, to override the paralyzing fear at what would happen if I screwed this
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  2. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 72

    Episode 72 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero rushes home, but not to a warm welcome.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    I hadn’t realized it but I’d unconsciously stood, every muscle tensed like I was ready to throw down. The mere thought of that psycho near Mary and the kids was enough to make me want to vomit. The back of my head felt like it’d been split open, my skin was flame-licked and my lungs were raspy and fragile like glass. But I set my jaw and started moving.
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  3. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 71

    Episode 71 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero has to survive a trial by fire, literally.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    I hacked some more, my lungs spasming as they yearned for air. Everything started fading. Was it my imagination, or was there a deep voice in my head? Jack, where are you? Jack!

    I was so sleepy, my body starting to float as my cares and worries drifted away. But the voice was persistent. Maybe if I told it what it wanted to know
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  4. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 70

    Episode 70 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which the big drug deal goes bust, thanks to our hero.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    At that moment, Haskell leaned over and whispered in Haggerty’s ear. My old Captain sighed ruefully before replying. “Don’t worry. We’ll put ol’ Jack out of his misery soon enough.” Then he turned back to Ames and Big Javi. “Now let’s get down to brass tacks, gentlemen.”

    It was the casual way he said it that sent a chill up my spine,
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  5. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 69

    Episode 69 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finds himself a bit tied up at the moment.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    I stopped for a moment as my focus slipped, the pain in my head causing everything to go hazy. The smell of the cleaning supplies clogged my nose and the ties around my ankles and wrists cut off circulation.

    I centered again, sending my thoughts out to the bar area. There were a bunch of guys who vibed thug sitting at the end, their
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  6. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 68

    Episode 68 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finally has the infamous Multiple Man right where he wants him, or does he?

    Here’s an excerpt:
    I raced to head him off, making several quick turns until I skidded to a halt at a dead end, a cul de sac with a door that looked like the back entrance to Lo Bianco’s. Except no Multiple Man. There were Flacco and a hood I recognized as Jimmy “Slats” Capezzi. And me, doing my best deer in the headlights impression. Uh
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  7. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 67

    Episdoe 67 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero learns the shocking identity of a certain ever-changing villain.

    Here's an excerpt:
    Heske wiped the blade on Walter’s shirt as he lay there looking up, eyes wide, the light going out of them. Then Heske chuckled to himself and walked out, muttering to himself, “too bad I don’t have time for a snack.”

    I bowed my head and let the echoes dissolve until I was back in the present. Even with my eyes shut
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  8. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 66

    Episode 66 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finds his boss in a rather "indisposed" state.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    On the sixteenth floor I walked down the silent hallway, two distinct strategies in mind. Plan A: Ask Walter real nicely what I wanted to know. Plan B: Beat the shit out of him until he talked.

    I was debating skipping straight to Plan B when I neared the door. It was closed, but when I put my hand on the knob, the riot of psychic
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  9. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 65

    Episode 65 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero asks a colleague some polite questions. Then he stops being polite.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    The yellow bolt of psychic energy shot straight at me but I swatted it aside with my shields, then formed a spike of my own brain power and drove it into Darson’s head, twisting. He screamed, muscles spasming, and I let it dissipate just before he passed out.

    He sat there panting, his eyes wild. His shields were ...
  10. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 64

    Episode 64 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero goes undercover as an insurance agent to get his man.

    Here's an excerpt:

    I adjusted my glasses. “You spoke to him in the hospital? The police let you?”

    He chuckled and there was a mischievous twinkle in his eye. “Oh, I was pretty tricky in my day. I slipped in when no police were around. I’m sure you know that whenever we can interview people without officials standing there, they feel a bit
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  11. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 63

    Episode 63 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero does a ride-along in a junkie’s brain and learns that evil is afoot in his home town.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    They were all watching, expecting something. Tines was a little sad. He almost pitied Ricky. Reynolds was more curious, and Flacco didn’t give a crap.

    I kept far away from the familiar serene joy while Ricky soared, a part of me desperate to go along for the ride. But then everything started
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  12. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 62

    Episode 62 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero gets clean, the hard way.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    The hallucinations weren’t much fun either, things crawling all over me, faces leering at me, Phil, Mary, Claire. And Sam, which drove me into a fit of suicidal depression, but Hank in his wisdom had removed all sharp objects from the basement. There were others crowding in my head, Marcus Ames, Clark Haskell, some hood named Slats who I wasn’t sure I even knew.
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  13. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 61

    Episode 61 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finds a safe place to dry out.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    Just a few more steps. I roused myself, concentrating on placing one foot in front of the other until I reached the back door, looking over my shoulder with every heartbeat.

    I knocked, the door opened. Hank stood before me but he was just a dim blur as everything started fading. I collapsed and he caught me in his arms, his voice coming from a long
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  14. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 59

    Episode 59 of The Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero takes the trippiest of trips.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    Zzzzzt. Electricity coursed through me in a cascade of blinding ecstasy as our thoughts became one, the transition sending me to a high undreamt of as I lost myself utterly and became someone entirely different.

    And then I was Lieutenant Clark Haskell.

    I looked down at Jack Garrett, lying there like a thousand other spaced out junkies.
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  15. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 58

    It may be autumn, but things are just heating up for the Dark InSpectre. Episode 58 is now online, in which our hero rescues his sister, but finds a dangerous surprise where he least expects it.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    That’s when I felt pursuit behind us, three guys about a half mile back. Phil held up a hand for us to stop, taking a moment to decide. “I’ll take care of them, you keep moving and I’ll catch up.”

    I was about to protest but he cut me off. “Jack you have
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  16. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 57

    Episode 57of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero manages to rescue his sister, but at a heart-braking cost.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    Then there was gun and las-fire, a lot of it, coming from her location. “Sam, what’s going on?” I demanded.

    I was so used to her mind, even from a distance I could feel her fierce, desperate joy as she replied. “I’ve got them occupied, Jack, get Claire out of there.” There was a painful gasp followed by a detonation
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  17. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 56

    It may be Labor Day, but there's no time off for the Dark InSpectre. Episode 56 is now online, in which our hero receives some help from a few ghostly bystanders, or so he thinks.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    The voices were getting louder, and not in a very friendly way. Beside me, Claire stiffened, shaking her head back and forth, moaning with her eyes closed as she hugged herself. “No, please stop… don’t want too…”

    I pressed my lips to her forehead. “It’s okay, no one’s
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  18. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 55

    Episode 55 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero tries to escape with his sister but gets caught in a rather slimy situation.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    There was a faint pitter-patter sound up ahead, almost like rain. We both recognized it and strode forward. I had my las-pistol pressed against the back of the guy’s head before he could zip up his pants. His hands reached for the sky and his trousers hit the ground.

    I leaned in close, my gun pressing his
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  19. The Dark InSpecre, Episode 54

    Episode 54 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero teams up to save his sister, but things don’t go exactly as planned.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    Of course they knew. The Nameless new everything, and Sam was a card carrying member.

    She stepped back and I took stock of Phil. He vibed just as angry as me. Good.

    I pointed at him. You were supposed to protect her.

    He looked ready to throw down as he jabbed a finger right back at me.
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  20. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 53

    Episode 53 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero learns of a shocking threat to a family member.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    The words replayed in my head again. We have your sister. Fear and panic began to give way to something else, something that swept aside every other impulse as I half rose out of my chair, teeth clenched, fists gripping the side of my desk so hard I thought I might break a piece off. It was a cold anger that burned in my veins.

    All
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  21. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 52

    Episode 52 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finds that kids can say the darndest things.
    Here’s an excerpt:

    A second later I realized what just happened. My hands started shaking so bad I couldn’t hold onto the wheel and I pulled over to the side of the road. Memories I’d never dealt with flooded through me as my heart pounded and a cold sweat soaked through my shirt. I bent over and pressed my head to the wheel, squeezed my eyes shut. Memories of a girl’s
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  22. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 51

    Episode 51 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which Jack and Mary finally let nature take its course.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    The anger in her thoughts roiled out of her brain, and I marveled at how protective she was of me. I reached out and touched her arm, which caused her to jump. “Hey, Mare, you don’t have to worry about…”

    She shrugged me off, which surprised me, but I could tell she wasn’t finished so I just waited. She took a deep, shaky breath. “Jack,
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  23. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 49

    Episode 49 of theDark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finds himself at the center of rather unseemly investigation.

    Here’s an excerpt:
    I wasn’t aware of Beale’s lips moving, but I heard the voice, that smirking, leering voice. “Well, how do you think it looks? I mean the lieutenant, best friends with James Mallon, formerly involved with Ms. Mallon? Then the husband is dead, possibly killed by the lieutenant, and the next thing you know, they’re shacking up together
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  24. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 48

    Episode 48 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero faces an accuser with an ax to grind.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    Beale sat down, preening with a silver badge all shiny on the lapel of his dark suit. His face was calm, but his eyes gloated and his surface thoughts overflowed with malevolence. All aimed at me. He sat down and I didn’t miss the way Jenni edged her chair slightly away from him. Then Beale looked at me and gave me the barest hint of a smile, his brain
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  25. The Dark InSpectre, Episode 47

    Episode 47 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero connects the dots between some of the major players.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    Check clubs and associations. Whaddayaknow, Lenny belonged to a fraternity. He was a year older, but guess who his frat buddy was? Marcus Ames. My eyes narrowed. Ames and Holloway were chummy, I already knew that much. Did Walter know Holloway, too? What did it all add up to?

    I got the chance to ask when Walter’s face appeared
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