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Chief of the Angels by Daniel Mkiwa

Renaldo Sandoval sat alone in his room and went over everything again.

 

Do not look straight ahead. Look at the numbers on the doors as you walk by each of them.

 

The smell of the solvent he used to clean his pistol had almost dissipated. He unloaded, counted, and reloaded thirteen 9mm, Federal Hydra-shok hollow-point cartridges into the magazine, inspecting each one for possible flaws that could lead to a misfire.

 

Do not ignore the men in the hall – but do not stare at them either. Look at them once, briefly make eye contact, and then go back to looking at the numbers on the doors.

 

The suppressor on the muzzle of his pistol fit perfectly. He considered cleaning and lubricating the gun one more time, but decided against it.

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