Assassin Marked by Michael C. Sahd (2017)
Short Story | Sci-Fi
“Damian DuFonte, a professional assassin working for the Crime Syndicate, just can’t seem to get past his need for revenge. So when the only woman he’s ever loved asks him not to kill one of their bosses, her pleas fall on deaf ears. Although Victoria may be willing to forgive this transgression, the Syndicate certainly will not.
To prove Victoria’s loyalty, the Syndicate tasks her with leading a group to hunt him down. Somewhere in the solar system, on the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian is … an Assassin Marked.”
pooled ink Review:
Assassin Marked is a short story that introduces what is sure to be a very interesting world. Damien seeks vengeance, Victoria’s loyalties tear her apart, both have a choice to make that will alter the course of their lives. Do they obey orders? Or do they allow love to sway them and death to chase after? This is the story of an assassin marked.
Although short, it is well-written and perfectly sets up what will no doubt be an exciting and tangled chase. It gives but a taste of this world of assassins, spaceships, the mob, and more. I’m definitely intrigued.
If you’re a fan of science fiction, space travel, or Star Trek with an assassin twist, then you might be interested in reading this. Give it a try and find out how one becomes an assassin marked.
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Meet Michael C. Sahd!
Michael C. Sahd grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From a young age, he read voraciously, particularly in the fields of fantasy and science fiction. Shortly after becoming a teenager, he learned to play and enjoy fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons. At around the same time, he began writing stories and D&D campaigns of his own.
As an adult, Michael attended New Mexico University, studying in the fields of English and literature. During this time, he honed his writing skills and expanded his writing portfolio. Although he has completed numerous short stories, Assassin Marked marks his debut published work.
Currently, Michael lives with his wife and four children in a small town in Texas.