At The Twilight's Last Gleaming by David Bischoff

By David Bischoff

It's 1968. Rebecca Williams -- partial to the vampire soap-opera darkish SHADOWS -- is a brand new senior at a highschool by means of Washington D.C. so one can get with reference to a good-looking man, she attempts out for the position of Lucy within the play DRACULA. Little does she observe she's going to get the function -- plus a true vampire, a true werewolf -- and find a extraordinary secret of a political conspiracy which may swap the process historical past.

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And now that he had, most of the drudge work came his way: civilian liaison, coordinating the transfer of intelligence with the local police, marriage vetting. He didn’t mind so much; he preferred to be on his own. And the other members of the section seemed fine with the arrangement. His secondment hadn’t met with much enthusiasm. It was a battlefield transfer, which immediately drew suspicion: a man wasn’t moved off the line without good reason. Being Canadian hadn’t counted for much, either.

For the last six months, it was exactly how he’d felt. He had tried to explain as much to the doctors when he was in the field station at Lentini and then later at No. 5 Canadian General Hospital at Catania. “I don’t know who I am anymore,” he’d told them. ” At No. 5 CGH they had psychiatrists on staff who wanted to hear more about this sense of disconnection; talking, they told him, would offer clarity. But Greaves hadn’t known how to make it any clearer to them. He explained that sometimes, when he looked into the mirror, he didn’t recognize the face looking back at him.

I have another appointment. ” The curator’s office reminded Greaves of his grandfather’s study in the principal’s residence of Wycliffe College on the campus of the University of Toronto, with its heavy crown moulding, bas-relief ceiling, and leaded windowpanes that looked out over Queen’s Park Circle towards the pink-hued sandstone of the Legislative Building. It was within those darkly panelled walls, hung with portraits of the collared deans who had come before and lined with bookcases overflowing with leather-bound volumes of Cicero and Aquinas and Voltaire, that Greaves had first learned to conjugate verbs—in Italian, but also in Asturian and Aragonese, French and Occitan, Sardinian and Spanish.

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