Free Download of : Finders Fee – Peter Schweighofer
Thella knew the Finder would be waiting for them at the back of Lorana’s Labyrinth. And he just might be able to get their infiltrator team off the planet without the Empire crashing the party.
Thella took her first officer, a burly brute named Huffreys, and led him by the hand into the bar. Kelada starport’s renown Labyrinth was a maze of crooked bar counter and counter-height tables arranged in a life-sized puzzle. Patrons of every species crowded their way, smoking, drinking, socializing in numerous sounds and tones. Several creatures skittered past them, no taller than their knees.
Thella reached over and checked the shoulder pocket on her flight jacket. The flap was snapped down and the data card inside secure. They had gone through a lot of trouble to get that information from the Empire… she wasn’t about to let a few difficulties get in her way.
Huffreys bullied a few beings out of their way, all the while looking back skeptically at Thella as if to question her judgment in coming here. Thella knew he didn’t like dealing with aliens. But at this point, the Finder was the only one who could help them.
The only three booths in the entire bar were at the end of the maze, if the labyrinth could be said to have an end, and if one could find it. At times the dive seemed to stretch on endlessly. But after a lot of jostling and pushing and almost tripping on the short skittering aliens, Thella and Huffreys found the three booths at the maze’s end. And sitting in one was the Finder……
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