By Harry Turtledove
International battle II has advanced into a long time of epic struggles and rebellions focusing on the extraterrestrial beings referred to as the Race. because the Sixties start, one in every of Earth's nice powers launches a nuclear strike opposed to the Race's colonization fleet--and the cruel invaders locate themselves confronting a much more advanced and difficult species than any they've got encountered ahead of. eventually, simply better firepower may well maintain Earth below the Empire's control--or it may possibly spoil the realm. whereas uprisings and aftershocks of conflict shake the planet, one state plots a beautiful counterattack...
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Emerson, and the lead crime scene tech, and the DA. The DA was called Rodin, which was a contraction of a Russian name that had been a whole lot longer before his great-grandparents came to America. He was fifty years old, lean and fit, and very cautious. His office had an outstanding victory percentage, but that was mostly due to the fact that he wouldn't prosecute anything less than a total certainty. Anything less than a total certainty, and he gave up early and blamed the cops. At least that was how it seemed to Emerson.
The tower itself had the NBC peacock on a monolith near its main entrance, but the man with the rifle was sure that a small network affiliate didn't occupy the whole building. Probably not more than a single floor. The rest of the space was probably one-man law firms or CPAs or real estate offices or insurance brokers or investment managers. Or empty. People were coming out of the new building on the right. People who had been getting new licences or turning in old plates or joining the army or hassling with federal bureaucracy.
Saw him thinking the guy, the gun, the crime. It was like watching a Vegas slot machine line up three cherries. Bing bing bing! A total certainty. 'James Barr,' Rodin said, like he was savouring the sound of the words. He separated out the DL picture and gazed at it. ' 'Amen to that,' Emerson said, waiting for a compliment. I'll get the warrants,' Rodin said. 'Arrest, and searches on his house and car. ' He left and Emerson called the Chief of Police with the good news. The Chief said he would schedule an eight o'clock press conference for the next morning.
Aftershocks (Colonization Trilogy, Book 3) by Harry Turtledove