Ten Sentence Fiction: The Trial


One of the most wanted men in the world.  Wanted for war crimes and dealing in nuclear weapons, Victor Shultz, had finally been captured after a secret 4 year CIA operation.  Now, going through a long and public trial, and with Shultz most certainly facing the death penalty, lawyer Jeff Mills, had the career opportunity of a life time.  It was a win, win situation, and with years of gambling debts to pay off, an expensive divorce and maintenance for 4 kids, he needed this, badly.

However, Jeff had much more to worry about.  Both anonymous letters had arrived discreetly within an hour of one another, each from different senders, but each with an equally clear message.

1. If Victor Schultz dies, you die.

2. If Victor Schultz lives, your children die.

The threatning anonymous phone calls, soon after the special deliveries ensured that Jeff could not involve the authorities.  With less than 2 weeks to the trial, Jeff Mills was facing the biggest decision of his life, and career.

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(c) Copyright 2014 AGS

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