Starfall by David H. Reiss (The Chronicles of Fid #3)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 506 Kb
Starfall :Last year, the notorious Doctor Fid waged a violent war to save the Earth from annihilation.
Two months ago, the armored supervillain fought a vicious, deadly battle to protect his city.
Today, there is only one little girl in need of rescue. Pity any who stand in Doctor Fid’s way.
It has been more than two decades since the tragedy that led to the creation of Doctor Fid. The brilliant supervillain built legendarily powerful weapons and forged a terrifying reputation out of violence and misery. Even the mightiest heroes trembled at the sound of Doctor Fid’s mocking laughter.
But time had dulled the villain’s rage, and the bloodiest years had become nothing but a bad memory.
Now a new tragedy looms, and Doctor Fid must face his own inner demons before the old madness swallows him whole. Because – to prevent a repeat of his past – the Doctor Fid of yesteryear would have been willing to sacrifice anything or commit any horror. Even if it would have meant pulling the stars from the sky and tearing the very universe asunder.
“What if all I wanted was to know the capital city of New Mexico? Would that have been worth challenging a hardened killer?”
“Is it Albuquerque?”
“Santa Fe. That’s not the point,” I sighed, but the vocoder that disguised my voice struck the weariness from my tone. “You should have attempted appeasement…to draw out the conversation while looking for opportunities. The subject is covered extensively in your Escape and Evasion text.”
“Like I said,” he rubbed at his wrists, “it was a judgment call. You’ve had me cornered before, I thought we could talk this out. And we’re talking, right?”
“…you made a conscious decision to disrupt my expectations, in the hopes that it would alter the conversation’s flow. Intriguing.”
“If it’s stupid, but it works-”
“Then it’s still stupid,” I interrupted.
“But it works,” he chuckled, and I saw evidence of his mentor’s influence in his impish smile. “So…Doctor Fid. What d’you want?”