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The Loner
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March 1, 2020
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March 31, 2020
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Michael Fitzgerald
Excellent story that I am sad to have never encountered before. It moves quickly, but covers a lot. There are a couple of early episodes that gave me a false sense of what the book would be, but after those, it settles in to a pretty focused setting and group of characters. One of those early episodes is very shocking, and it is referred back to a number of times later. I love how this extremely powerful bit was written. It works so well. The reader kind of receives a bit of the same effect as t ...more
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