By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Hide or fight?
Matthias, an unlawful 3rd baby, is stuck within the pass hearth among rebels and the inhabitants Police. whilst he unwittingly saves a inhabitants Police officer, Matthias is delivered to inhabitants Police headquarters to coach as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, one other third-born who enlists his assist in a plot to undermine the inhabitants Police. yet Matthias is less than consistent scrutiny, and he has no concept whom he can belief. What can one boy do opposed to a depraved paperwork?
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There was at least ten thousand dollars on the sidewalk when City lowered his arm and gave off raining money. ITF made paper money useless for most transactions, but it could be exchanged for cardcredit at the Interfund main office. One of the hookers, a Chicana with luminous red lipstick and a towering blond wig, decided to cozy to the source of the bounty. She slipped her arms around City and put one hand between his legs. Cole watched her fingers seeking. City didn’t move. The woman pressed his crotch.
My God, I thought it was a Civil Defense alert—” “Yes, yes, that’s what we heard too,” said the old man with the faint German accent. “It was official voice. ‘Emergency! ”’ They turned to glare at City, waiting for an explanation. ” It was the first time Cole had heard City speak. A cold but resonant voice. City’s face had changed again. Same strong jaw, but now his nose was hooked, his lips pressed into the querulous squiggle of a bureaucrat of some authority. Same opaque glasses. His manner was brisk and official when he reached into his jacket pocket and extracted a long black wallet which he flipped open to display a SFPD badge.
I don’t mind that too much. I’m used to paying protection. But they’re springing this back-payment stuff on me all at once—I mean, they’re giving everyone else a fresh start, man. Years to pay. Me they demand back-payment for all the time I used ITF facilities... ” Topp asked, though he knew. Cole could hear him sucking on a cigarette. “Because I let the hookers come in my club and they get around all the taxes and the protection stuff, and BED wants to organize ’em. ” Topp was warning him that the BED buggers were probably listening in.