Thumbprint

Thumbprint

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella

Language: English

Pages: 104

ISBN: 1613777485

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Thumbprint

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella

Language: English

Pages: 104

ISBN: 1613777485

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


  • Private Mallory Grennan had done terrible things as an Abu Ghraib prison worker. After being discharged from the army, Mal thought she was leaving her sins behind to start a new life back home. But some things can't be left behind — some things don't want to be left behind!
  • Featuring Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, the writing team that brought you the Eisner-award nominated one-shot, The Cape, with art by Vic Malhotra, Thumbprint will turn your guts inside out!

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everyone staring at him. He had the sudden, wrenching idea that the sick fuck who had ripped his pants off had maybe poked a finger up his asshole, like Sasha was always threatening to do. “Did he touch me? Did he fucking touch me?” Hicks cried. “We don’t know,” the doctor said. “Probably not. He probably just didn’t want you to get up and chase him and figured you wouldn’t run after him if you were naked. It’s very possible he only took your gun because it was in your holster, on your belt.”

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second day of basic training, she had done push-ups until she was sick, then was so weak she collapsed in it. She wept in front of others, something she could now hardly bear to remember. Eventually she learned to like the feeling that came right before collapse: the way the sky got big, and sounds grew far away and tinny, and all the colors seemed to sharpen to a hallucinatory brightness. There was an intensity of sensation when you were on the edge of what you could handle, when you were

Ba’athist’s jaw snapping was as loud as a gunshot. He lay on his side, twisted into a fetal ball. Mal remained crouched beside him. “Your jaw is broken,” Mal said. “Tell me about the photographs of the U.S. soldiers and I will bring a no-more-hurt pill.” It was half an hour before she went to get him the painkillers, and by then he’d told her when the pictures had been taken, coughed up the name of the photographer. Mal was leaning into the back of her truck, digging in the first-aid kit,

with the tools were five or six human thumbs. Some of the thumbs were thick and blunt and male, and some were white and slender and female, and some were too shriveled and darkened with rot to provide much of any clue about the person they had belonged to. Each thumb ended in a lump of bone and sinew. The inside of the bag had a smell, a sickly-sweet, almost floral stink of corruption. Anshaw selected the heavy-duty shears. “You went up the hill and signaled someone this morning. And tonight

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