I went through the entire proof from the publisher. It looked great overall, but there was a minor issue with the cover, and I spotted a few typos here and there. I’ve hopefully corrected everything, and have ordered a second proof from the publisher. If that one looks good, then we’ll be able to set the release date for the book!
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Safety Nation by Logan Riley
We slid into the same booth as last time. The waitress was the same as before, too. Lowry ordered a big meal with her coffee. I had coffee only. Lowry blew on her steaming mug before taking a sip.
“How was I?” she asked.
“Amazing,” I said. The excitement from earlier was still pumping through my veins.
She returned a sly grin.
“I’ve never seen anything like that. You weren’t kidding when you said you were going all the way to the top.”
Lowry put her mug down. She folded her arms and rested them on the table. The lights above shimmered on her red hair, reminiscent of a halo. “Have you worked Healthcare Detail before?” she asked.
“What do you think it will be like?”
I sipped my coffee. It was strong and bitter. “The same as every other department. We’ll waste taxpayer money to enforce a bunch of rules nobody wants or cares about,” I said.
“You don’t think the public wants the safety regulations?”
“Maybe they did when the First Government was founded. But not now. I can’t imagine anyone wants government perverts spying on them.”
“You really hate this job, don’t you?”
“I didn’t always hate it.”
Lowry sipped her coffee again. She turned to the window and looked outside. The world looked dark through the UV-filtered glass. Cars drifted by on the busy street. The city expanded as far as the eye could see. Everything was cast in drab shades of whites and tans and grays.