The trap is set perfectly. Wolf Dasher of Her Majesty’s Shadow Service is the ideal agent to uncover who is leaking classified information from Urland’s consulate in Mensch to Phrygia. With his post-cognitive Shadow magic, Wolf can easily determine who has stolen the Darkline Protocol and fed its secrets to enemy spies.
But he doesn’t count on the traitor being an innocent victim. Nor does he realize that the Phrygians’ real mission is a sinister game of snatch-and-grab . . . and Wolf himself is the prize! A simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across Mensch’s perpetual-night skies as the hunter becomes the hunted!
“The Darkline Protocol” is a free short story that introduces Wolf Dasher — hero of John R. Phythyon, Jr.’s fantasy-thriller mash-up novels STATE OF GRACE and RED DRAGON FIVE. Wolf lives and works in a world of magic and mystery, of super-spies and suspense, of danger and daring. Combining the action and style of a James Bond thriller with the swords and sorcery of a traditional fantasy setting, the Wolf Dasher series delivers page-turning excitement that is both familiar and fantastic.
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About the Author
John R. Phythyon, Jr. wishes he were a superhero or a magician, but, since he has not yet been bitten by a radioactive spider or gotten his letter from Hogwarts, he writes adventure stories instead. He is the author of the Wolf Dasher series of fantasy-thriller mashup novels, as well as several short stories, a two-act comedy, and numerous game manuals. He won awards for the latter and hopes to make millions with the former.
In the meantime, he lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, their children, a dog, and a cat. His current projects include the next novel in the Wolf Dasher series, world peace, and desperately wishing for the Cincinnati Bengals to win a Super Bowl before he dies.
Connect with John on his website, www.johnphythyon.com, and follow him on Twitter at @JohnRPhythyonJr.