By Robert Kroese

"Interstellar con artist Rex Nihilo has simply hijacked a cargo of 5 thousand lazepistols, and he must sell off them speedy. whilst Rex encounters a band of stick-wielding separatists in the world Chicolini, he thinks he’s came across the purchasers he’s been searching for. yet Rex’s greed is aware no bounds, and he’s decided to rip-off the separatists out in their shipment in order that he can re-sell his black-market booty a number of extra instances ahead of leaving the planet. because the issues in Rex’s plan multiply, he turns into a goal of not just the separatists, but in addition of paramilitary thugs, the neighborhood law enforcement officials, or even the Ursa Minor mafia. Will Rex’s long-suffering robotic significant other speak a few feel into him sooner than he will get them either killed? Or will Rex, the self-described “greatest wheeler-dealer within the galaxy,” eventually achieve outsmarting himself?

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Rex eventually yelled. “What in house is incorrect with you? ” “Why, sir? ” I pleaded. “Why are we going again to Trentino? we now have the cash. Let’s simply get off this planet. Please. ” “Not a chance,” acknowledged Rex. “We’re going to exchange the Trentinonians our pile of money for a load of zontonium. They nonetheless don’t have any thought they’re sitting on a fortune in starship gas. That stuff is worthy, what, ten occasions its weight in Chicolinian-hexapenny notes? ” “More like 1000 through now, sir,” I stated. Rex cackled with glee. “And to imagine you desired to simply take the cash and depart. Get this bucket of bolts to Trentino, Sasha. ” bankruptcy 5 We flew again to Trentino. once we landed, we have been stunned to discover one other small craft parked close to the defunct EZ Mart. It bore a salmon-colored emblem that includes the letters SB. “Uh-oh,” stated Rex. The Salmon Brigade had beat us to Trentino. We moved quickly to Trentino urban purely to discover Svetlana, Glenn, and Cheekbones sitting jointly at a desk within the village sq. with Moustache and Salmon Beret. each one in all them was once sporting a lazepistol. Svetlana waved whilst she observed us. “Well, if it isn’t our intrepid pair of guns merchants,” stated Svetlana with a grin. “Yeah,” stated Rex humorlessly. “I see you’ve made a few new neighbors. glance, we’ve received a shipload of cash to dump. It’s all yours should you allow us to refill our send with these valueless creek rocks. ” Rex’s revenues pitch used to be quite slipping. i feel he used to be as in poor health of this planet as i used to be. “Funny factor approximately these valueless rocks,” stated Svetlana. “Evan and Kip have been simply telling us what zontonium ore appears like. They ensue to have a few contacts with the Andromeda Mining corporation. ” “Seriously? ” stated Rex. “Evan and Kip? these are the worst paramilitary thug names I’ve ever heard. What are you men even doing right here? i assumed you have been attempting to overthrow the Chicolini executive. ” “We’re having moment ideas approximately that,” acknowledged Moustache, whose actual identify used to be it seems that both Evan or Kip. “We got here the following making plans to take over Trentino and use it as a base of operations for our attack on Chicolini urban, yet this island has loads of capability. the entire Chicolini executive goes to break down while the hexapenny bottoms out. Who desires to be answerable for cleansing up a large number like that? We’ve made up our minds to maneuver the entire association to Trentino and begin from scratch. ” “We had our doubts at first,” acknowledged Svetlana. “But Evan and Kip have been so great, explaining the entire mix-up concerning the weapons, and telling us in regards to the zontonium ore. So you’ll take into account that we’re going to need to flip down your beneficiant supply. We’ve labored out a take care of Donny to aid them get their payment getting into alternate for letting the mining company—” “Stop! ” cried Rex. “Donny? Cheekbones’ identify is Donny? I’m performed the following. Sasha, let’s get off this planet earlier than I meet someone named Lance and feature to choke him to dying along with his personal socks. ” Rex grew to become and commenced stomping his as far back as the spaceport. I moved quickly alongside beside him. “I’m sorry, sir,” I acknowledged. “I understand how you hate it whilst humans determine their variations peacefully.

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