I looked down and mumbled something that could have gone either way. As we passed by, the patrolman pointed at his uniform and asked Harry, "How do I get out of this as fast as Ryder did?"
"Be damned good or damned crazy," Harry called over his shoulder.
"Which one's Ryder?" the young cop asked. "Good or crazy?"
"Damned if he ain't a little of both," Harry yelled. Then to me, "Hurry."
Reprinted from The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley by permission of Dutton, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright © Jack Kerley, 2004. All rights reserved. This excerpt, or any parts thereof, may not be reproduced without permission.
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Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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