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Authors: David Ellis

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Breach of Trust

 
Table of Contents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Life Sentence
 
Line of Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*A Jason Kolarich Novel
 
 
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Copyright © 2011 by David Ellis
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Ellis, David, date.
Breach of trust / David Ellis.
p. cm.
eISBN : 978-1-101-48635-1
PS3555.L59485B74
2011
2010036875
813’.6—dc22
 
 
 
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
 
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To Julia Grace Ellis, my little treasure
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
—SUN-TZU, CHINESE GENERAL AND MILITARY STRATEGIST (ATTRIBUTED), FIFTH CENTURY B.C.
 
 
 
Unless your enemy’s wearing a wire.
—CIRIACO “CHARLIE” CIMINO, POLITICAL FUNDRAISER, 2007
 
OPENING STATEMENT
 
I AM RECOUNTING THIS STORY IN CASE I AM NOT AROUND WHEN THE
dust settles. If some unfortunate accident should befall me, as they say, and I am unable to testify, I want to have some account of what I did and why. I will not try to justify my actions. I could tell you that they made me do it, but that’s hardly the point, and it may not be entirely accurate.
I won’t lie to you, which is to say I will not deliberately mislead you. I will give you the most accurate account of events I can muster, but I can’t promise it will be the truth. Truth is a matter of perspective, and if you don’t believe me, then just watch how this whole thing plays out. Everyone who is a part of this story will tell a different version, when their time comes. In most of those versions, the hero will be whoever is telling the story.
In many of those versions, no doubt, the villain will be me.
TRIALS
 
March-June 2007
 
1
 
IF ERNESTO RAMIREZ HAD BEEN A BETTER LIAR, HE’D
still be alive.

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