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Today, Chapter 29 of The Armored Satchel, my ongoing World War II spy story, went up on JukePop Serials. In this chapter, which begins with our hero Max trapped and suffocating inside a blown-up Panzer tank during the Battle of the Bulge, the gay super-spy manages finally to reach American lines…but whether the Americans will actually believe he’s working for them is another thing. Additionally, this chapter features the long-awaited return of mysterious Allied intelligence chieftains Caldwell and Ferguson, who we haven’t seen since Chapter 12. Will they believe his fantastic story…or throw him in the brig?

To go immediately to Chapter 29, click the cover image above, or click here.

This chapter presented possibly the single hardest cliffhanger resolution of the entire saga so far. When I begin working on a new chapter of The Armored Satchel I always know what the cliffhanger will be, and I’d say 80% of the time I also know how I’m going to resolve it. This week, though, I was clueless. As late as last night I was casting about for a way to get Max out of that tank. (Thanks to those of you on Twitter who supplied suggestions!) The way I ultimately chose to do it might not please all readers, but it does have the advantage of significantly advancing the story.

The month of September ends tomorrow night. The Armored Satchel is currently at number 20 in the JukePop rankings, and as you know, month-end is very crucial for us writers. Please, if you haven’t yet voted for this or other chapters of The Armored Satchel that you may need to catch up on, this is the time to do it! I’d love to see the serial inch into the teens at the end of this, its fourth straight month in the Top 30. So please help me out, and to those who have voted, thanks!