Nice collection of articles. They range from absorbing to god- when is this thing going to be over. The toughest stories are the ones where every other twentieth word is some unpronounceable jumble. There was one story the other provided phonetic spellings. That's a huge help. I feel inferior when I can't pronounce the names of people and places. It detracts from my enjoying the story. The best story by far- the on that left me simply stunned- was The Last Safari by Mark Ross. He describes the incident in Africa a few years ago where a bunch of people where kidnapped- including four Intel execs- and several of them where killed. It was absolutely harrowing.