Render Unto Caesar: Part One


This, the third installment of The CNVE Chronicles, returns to the initial outbreak of the plague.  William loses his job and takes a position working at a local hospital which is expanding their patient relations department as part of a health care reform program.  Sonia returns to school, anxious about her basketball team’s prospects.  And Puchard is released early from prison as part of a mysterious Federal mandate.

William’s job at the hospital changes with an outbreak of an unseen variant of encephalitis, William recruited to take care of its dangerously stricken victims.  Sonia struggles to fulfill her various responsibilities as the disease rages on eventually leading to the suspension of the school year while Puchard renews old acquaintances and resumes his meth trade.

As the situation rapidly deteriorates Sonia and a friend, in search of safe refuge, respond to a request for volunteers working at FEMA Aid Centers.  And amid personal tragedy William leaves his position at the hospital while Puchard begins a horrifying spree of abduction and murder.

Render Unto Caesar, Part One – 88 Pages/39,278 Words

Table of Contents

Chapter One – T’is the Season

Chapter Two – Free at last, free at last…

Chapter Three – In with the new…

Chapter Four – They Also Serve Who Sit and Wait

Chapter Five – Polluted Blood

Chapter Six – Clothes Make the Man

Chapter Seven – All Good Things

Chapter Eight – Revanchist Elements

Chapter Nine – Full Retard

Chapter Ten – By Any Other Name

Chapter Eleven – Preferential Candidates

Chapter Twelve – Sing Us The Song Of Your People!

Chapter Thirteen – A Just World

Chapter Fourteen – All Things Under the Sun

Chapter Fifteen – The Seattle Hand Sanitizer Riots

Chapter Sixteen – Spite, Ill-Will and Hatred