Free Fiction Monday: FoL
Jonathan Alexander Nicholas Ashworth the Fourth—called Nico—fears nothing. He lives a life of power, prestige, money. He makes his own way, but when that fails, he uses fixers, the best money can buy.
Until FoL begins targeting him. Against FoL, fixers can’t help him.
Can he help himself? Or will FoL win?
A powerful story about truth and consequences.
“FoL,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here. You can also find it in Fiction River Special Edition: Crime—available in ebook, paperback and audiobook—by clicking here.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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Kristine — what genre (subgenre) would you consider this story?
(That it is gripping and compelling goes without saying!)
Mystery. Mystery is really crime fiction, not just Agatha Christie.
I remember reading this a few years ago, which means it’s powerful, both as literary art and as a morality play. I wonder what the sequel is: will the rich, powerful, intelligent, bent Nico take this lying down? Will he repent, make amends where possible? Or attack? Are all the F.o.L., now in the open, unassailable? Is redemption possible, and if so, how? Is healing possible for Linda, and if so, how? If our sympathies are with the victim – Linda – as they properly should be, what hopes are we left with? Is the hope of revenge enough? I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Overthinking, maybe. Thank you.
I think your provider needs to take “reliable” off their claim.
Now, to read the story. Thank you.
I agree. Thanks, Sean. We’re moving the website to a new provider ASAP.