Via Turk Turon: Partial Farnham's Freehold manuscript for sale at Amazon. --For more than I pay for cars.
Time are tough. --Submitted in evidence: high-pressure auto salesmanship hits Claire Wolfe's small town. (I'm no fun for car salesbeings any more; I hit the lot, ask to see the three cheapest used cars -- having already found them online, if possible -- and if any of them pass muster on the test drive, refuse to talk anything but price. The most recent car was even simpler, a classified ad that was already well within my target range, sold by a "semi-pro" working out of his own driveway. Hey, car salescritters have to eat, too, but too many of 'em are smarmy about earnin' the wherewithal; you've got to game them right back to get anywhere. Oooo, the slime; it's a good thing I saved back some Boraxo).
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