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Route 666 #7

Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2002
By: Paul Dale Roberts

Creative Force: Tony Bedard, Karl Moline, John Dell, Nick Bell
Publisher: CGE

Wow! Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Starkweather is in a lot of trouble! She is cursed or gifted with the ability to see past the day-face of Perdition operatives and anyone involved with or associated with Perdition find her to be a threat. With a threat like this looming, Perdition operatives feel uneasy with their infiltration of human society. Such a powerful individual could thwart their harvesting of souls. They must be thinking one thing….’Cassie must die!’ The Inter-Office Memo from Harlequin Healthcare was quite enlightening to what has occurred in past stories.

I couldn’t help but feel sorry for poor MSG Barksdale who is complaining over his policy. As he enters the Board of Directors meeting at Harlequin Healthcare, the Board of Director leader known as Miss Byleth savagely murders him. The way he is lured into this meeting was very deceiving on the receptionist’s part. I had a good laugh when the scene shifts to Sheriff Cisco Fernandez dreaming of his own TV show called ‘That’s My Cisco’ in which his parents and his alter-ego little Cisco are dead and jump out of the television to attack him. There was once an FBI agent named Melvin Purvis who made it his goal to go after public enemy #1 Creepy Alvin Karpis.

We all know that J. Edgar Hoover was a cross dresser and I was intrigued on the way Tony Bedard has combined these facts and came up with a character named Purvis who is the head of the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) who is also a cigar chomping cross dresser. How chilling that the Board of Directors to Harlequin Healthcare are impersonating the NBI so they can take away the captured Ms. Starkweather. If the Perdition operatives have Cassie in their custody, what kind of torture would they put her through before killing her? This story is giving me goosebumps!

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