Jack is an author living in the Pacific Northwest who has appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, and numerous Year’s Best Anthologies. Read more about him in the profile, following.

Cab Macarron left his patrol car at the state barracks but he didn’t bother to change out of his trooper’s uniform. He picked up Joe Rodriguez at the Penny Diner in Goldbar and they headed straight to the Soams place as dusk was descending on the North Cascades. If there was going to be trouble Cab wanted backup. He had played football with Joe in high school. Back then, only five years ago, they had called Rodriguez “The Monster.” He was still a big son of a bitch. Cab and Joe had always stuck together, pulling a three year hitch in the Marines and then going for troopers.

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