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21st Century Robot by Brian David Johnson

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Chapter 8. Murderous Little Pets

“I have one officer confirmed dead. The rogue security bot that did it took the body and disappeared,” Homeland Security North Border Director Wu said. “I don’t think now’s the time to talk about your fee…”

“Look, Samantha…”

“Don’t call me that here, Shanwei,” she snapped. “Just because we have history doesn’t mean I’ll give you any preferential treatment. HQ didn’t even want me to hire you.”

“I get it…” Shanwei nodded. “I get it. I’m sorry.”

Dr. Simon Egerton looked out the single window of the military field office trailer and was amazed at the complexity of the operation. Against his better judgment, Egerton had agreed to return to Earth. Shanwei said it was a job for an old friend. Egerton didn’t know that this ...

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