The mission has hardly begun when strange things start to happen. Without warning, several of the platoon disappear off the scanner. No one can explain it, including Kaz, who is watching the scanner.
“What?” Fiddlestix rounded on Kaz who looked at his computer screen helplessly.
“They were there a second ago, then poof! Gone!”
“Thirty people don’t go poof!”
“They just did!” Kaz was worried and scared, which made him rather surly.
Feeling surly herself, Fiddlestix grabbed the computer from his hands, nearly dropping it. Aside from the three of them, there were no other life forms showing on the screen.
“Not even a squirrel! You can’t tell me on this entire mountain there’s no squirrels!” She stopped, lowering her gun, turning in a slow circle. “I don’t know what you’re playing at, but if anything happens to my people, there will be hell to pay! I promise you that!…
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