Robert Thornhill
Lady Justice and the Devil's Breath


Lady Justice and the Devil's Breath

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    Devil’s Breath is called the most dangerous drug in the world, and it’s come to Kansas City. It is said that it takes away a person’s free will, and minions of a Columbian drug lord are using it to rob, steal, kidnap, and even commit murder.

    Fate throws Walt and his geriatric sidekicks into the path of the purveyors of Devil’s Breath endangering their lives and the lives of those around them.

    Once again, Walt finds himself face-to-face with the Grim Reaper. Will he survive to continue serving Lady Justice, or will the Devil’s Breath take his last breath away?







    The sun was unmercifully hot in the small village of Yopal, a few miles north of Bogota.

    Andre Kepler wiped the sweat from his brow as he and his wife, Marcia, awaited the arrival of Carlos Moreno.

    “Are you sure we want to get involved in this?” Marcia asked. “It’s not too late. We can leave right now.”

    “This is our big chance, Marcia,” Andre replied. “You heard how much Dominick made in Phoenix. Let’s at least hear what the guy has to say. Here he comes now.”

    They watched as Carlos Moreno entered the compound accompanied by two men armed with AR-15’s.

    “Come with me,” he said, leading the couple to a massive tree at the edge of the compound.

     Beneath the tree’s lush, green foliage hung beautiful bell-shaped blossoms.

    “This,” Carlos stated almost reverently, “is the Borrachero tree.”

    Then he pointed to a cluster of pods.

     “Within these pods lie the seeds that will make you rich beyond your wildest dreams.”

    He withdrew a pouch from his belt. “In this pouch is a powder made from the Borrachero seeds. Its chemical name is scopolamine, but it is better known as Devil’s Breath. The person possessing this powder has the power to control the actions of others.

    “Used properly, your victims will willingly surrender their money and jewels, and more importantly, due your bidding without question.

    “The two of you were referred to us by Dominick. I assume you are here because you are interested in joining our organization.”

    Andre and Marcia had been listening intently.

    Andre looked at Marcia and she nodded. “Yes, we’d love to be a part of your organization.”

    “Very well then. Let’s go over some ground rules. First, your contact in Kansas City is Ramon Dias. He is very loyal to me. He will teach you how to use the drug. Once you begin, one third of your profits are to be turned over to our organization through Ramon.”

    He looked at the two men with the AR-15’s. “If you cheat the organization, there will be consequences. Do you understand?”

    They both nodded vigorously. “Yes, we understand.”

    “Good. Additionally, the organization may from time to time, ask you to perform special assignments. You will, of course, willingly comply.” He looked at his henchmen again. “Do you understand?”

    “Yes, we do.”

    “Very well then,” he said, handing the pouch to Andre. “Let’s introduce Devil’s Breath to the good citizens of Kansas City.”