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By Robert Asprin

What SAS Captain Trevor Stirling does not comprehend may possibly kill him--along with each guy, lady, and baby alive. His project: persist with a terrorist into the 12 months A.D. 500 to prevent a homicide. If the enthusiast succeeds in killing Artorious, later to be often called King Arthur, the Briton Lord of conflict and the main respected icon of British historical past, sooner than his maximum army victory, the time-space continuum will fracture and the area may be destroyed....

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The reflection also showed a flash of light from deeper inside the room: muzzle blast from their IRA gunman. "Got him! Fifth floor, third window along from the corner! " God, putting the child between himself and the guns of the SAS... Irish Republican Army ruthlessness occasionally horrified Stirling. One of the constables crowed, "Marvelous! " Stirling shot the copper a disgusted glance. "Isn't the bloody gun that's dangerous, mate, it's the man behind it. Stop thinking like a copper for a change, eh?

For once, Stirling was inclined to let them settle it amongst themselves. At least the Orangemen would be too occupied to torch any more flats. He and Murdoch had just reached the corner again, trying to rejoin their section, when a delivery van skidded round at high speed, plowing straight toward the melee of rock-throwing Catholics and, coincidentally, toward the rest of their unit and the embattled constables who'd taken cover with them. Halfway there, the driver skidded the brakes, bailing out as the van slewed and slowed.

He managed to snag a family photograph on his way out the door. " He shoved the photo into the boy's hands and set out for the stairwell at a fast jog. They left the tenement considerably faster than they'd entered, plunging down the smoke-filled stairwell past blazing corridors and other fleeing refugees. Stirling saw a woman carrying nothing of her own. "Here, take the lad, would you? " She took the boy wordlessly, fleeing ahead of them down the stairs. They exited the way they'd come in, through the rear of the building, only to be met by a howling mob of Orangemen, emboldened once more by the silence of the sniper.

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