The Reluctant Tycoon

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If you've never studied the skeletal system, or haven't been thumped around by a chiropractor, you probably aren't aware of how easy it is to break a person’s neck. Separate the flexible C1 from the inflexible C2 vertebrae, and there you have it. Easier than Alan had imagined, despite having wrestled in high school. He wasn’t prepared for his wife’s delicate neck. Snap! Just like that. And it was done. Her system shut down in less than a heartbeat, and her head drooped like putty, her body slumping down in his folded arms where she hung like a wet towel on a laundry line. Her eyes still open. In surprise, maybe...

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