Double Fault by Lionel Shriver

By Lionel Shriver

'Love me, love my game' says twenty-three year-old Willy Novinsky. Ever because she picked up a racquet on the age of 4, tennis has been Willy's one love, till the day she meets Eric Oberdorf. She's a middle-ranked expert tennis participant and he's a Princeton graduate who took up enjoying tennis on the age of eighteen. Low-ranked yet untested, Eric, too, goals to make his mark at the foreign tennis circuit. yet, as Eric's rating climbs, competition turns to resentment, and Willy hazards wasting every thing.

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By your reasoning, my brother deserved to die. " "Back off me, Ms. Blackburn," said Shelby, her hand dropping to her gun. " Valerie shot back. Shelby drew. com) I crossed the fifteen feet of space in under a second, using my were speed without even thinking. I grabbed the barrel of Shelby's department-issue Glock and twisted it sideways, bending her wrist and trigger finger along with it. I disarmed her with a quick shake and pinned one arm behind her back while she thrashed, body heaving with rage.

That jacket had been my favorite too—something I'd taken from an ex-boyfriend, Ted or Jed or something. We'd had a fight and I had stormed out into the rain and never gone back. The jacket had fit me better anyway. Dmitri draped his denim over my shoulders as my teeth started to chatter. "Much as I enjoy the view …" He nodded at my now-pert bustier. " He grinned around the cigarette. " I asked softly. "Or even write to me? " Didn't mean for the last part to slip out, but Dmitri had the effect of making me babble to counteract his overwhelmingly silent presence.

The were snarled and I released her, stepping back with my hands raised as she stumbled away from me. She didn't cower, like prey, just stood on the opposite side of the room disheveled and angry. I breathed in, out, and finally felt my hands relax and my eyes phase to their normal color. "Well, that's something different," said Valerie Blackburn finally. " Victor stood and pointed toward the door. " I picked up Shelby's gun and put it in my waistband. "I'm very sorry, Mr. " He nodded to me. "You are an honorable creature.

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