She’s Coming For You – Chapter 33

Pontevedra is well worth a night’s stop if you’re travelling between Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. The main attraction for me was that traffic is banished from most of the city centre. The current mayor first came into office in 1999 and his philosophy was simple: private property – the car – should not occupyContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 33”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 31

Kim Samuels was pleased she’d paid in advance for all her hotels. It meant no awkward conversations about cash or credit card or whether she’d like the receipt emailed to her. There was just a quick shake of the head when she was asked whether she’d used anything from the minibar. With her travel bagContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 31”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 30

Update – MASSACRE IN SANTIAGO Another shooting in pilgrimage city Killer found dead. A man’s body, matching the description of the lone gunman responsible for the worst mass shooting in the city, has been found at the Pazo de Raxoi this evening. All extremists will be hunted down and caught like rats says PM. ThereContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 30”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 29

The outstanding reason to visit A Coruna is to see the world’s oldest active lighthouse, built by the Romans in the 2nd century and re-clad in the 18th century to protect the old structure. The lighthouse is a wonderful sight, but make sure to walk along the coastline here to experience the pounding of theContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 29”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 26

Inspector Maria Sanchez of the Policia Nacional was interviewing the passengers of the bus in the Praza do 8 de Marzo at the time of the Tren Turistico incident. Sanchez was twenty-seven years old and ambitious to get on in the police service. She had done well so far in this world dominated by machismo.Continue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 26”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 25

The new head of the network in A Coruna had many associates. When contacted, all of them had expressed sympathy with the events of earlier in the day and had agreed to help hunt down the person responsible for at least interrupting, and possibly killing, their fellow fighters in the middle of their mission, ofContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 25”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 23

           Pat Walker was no more. Kim Samuels looked back from the hotel mirror. She had folded all the clothes worn earlier in the day inside a black plastic bag, placed inside her rucksack. This was in the cupboard in her room. It was like the matryoshka dolls Samuels had seenContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 23”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 21

The six men were watching the recorded footage sent from the phone of their leader as he filmed the impending attack in Santiago de Compostela. They watched as an unknown passer-by intervened and tried to stop their jihadi companion from fulfilling his intended destiny. The footage ran out without it being clear what had happened,Continue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 21”

Tomcat Tompkins – Part 9

Four coos,” said the voice, “and that means…don’t eat the pomegranates, they may be contaminated with mercury.” “Wrong day of the week,” shouted Tompkins, “that sounds like the third Thursday of the month.” “Right, hell, let’s get this right…you are under observation and should leave by the back door and use…” “That’s right,” screamed Tompkins,Continue reading “Tomcat Tompkins – Part 9”

The Poodle Shark

The Poodle Shark is so called because of the round knobs of cartilage that were found at the top and bottom of its tail, on the top of its dorsal fin, and on the ends of its pectoral fins. These round protuberances hindered the shark’s passage through the water, slowing its progress by about 20%Continue reading “The Poodle Shark”