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Under the Hooked Cross – 7: Henkel

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Henkel’s face was still pale, but Silversmith saw a brightness in his eyes that could have been excitement or welling tears. Henkel’s gaze turned away from the Reich and toward the pod

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Under the Hooked Cross – 6: Dublin and Jerusalem

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 Silversmith found his gaze drawn to a corner of the Mediterranean where sea met desert. A memory of his father’s voice echoed in his mind. May my tongue cleave the roof of my

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Under the Hooked Cross – 5: Disorientation

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 On the other side of the pod, a corridor branched toward an octagonal capsule with large windows facing up and down, at least from Silversmith’s orientation. He looked down. A sapphire and emerald disc

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Under the Hooked Cross – 4: Orientation

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 MacFadyen darted around the hydroponics pod with an agility that made Silversmith dizzy. It took a conscious effort not watch him. Any sudden head movements set his inner ear spinning. “It’ll take you a few

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Under the Hooked Cross – 3: Dancing Penguin

Previous instalments: 1 2 Silversmith’s glass stopped half way to his lips. “Argus doesn’t stop with the British government, then.” “No.” “Nothing wrong with ambition. Why Argus? Wasn’t he some Greek fella?” “Servant of Zeus, with a hundred eyes that

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Under the Hooked Cross – 2: Argus

Previous instalments: 1 “Thirty seconds to booster separation.” Silversmith was more alone than he’d been for months. He could bellow, “The Führer is a Jewish comedian!” into his throat mike and everyone would assume they had misheard. As good a

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