Coming soon, a new prequel novella to The Benevolent Deception

"The rope was tied to the bindings around Simon’s wrists. He resisted, but the earlier electric shocks had weakened him, and the two thugs restraining him had muscles of steel. Alfaqri singled the dingy. They started the engine and sped off across the ocean. Simon watched in horror as the rope coiled away, went taunt, [...]