Book 1 "Ascension"
Chapter 1 - "Today is the first day--"
1 - Trent the ladykiller
2 - Laura the killer lady
3 - "Granville. Trenton Granville"
4 - There will be more close shaves to come
5 - There's something goin' round
6 - An impossible thing before breakfast
7 - Gonna need a bigger towel
8 - I'll take what's behind door number three (seventeen)
9 - That first step is a doozy
10 - Turnabout is fairly playful
11 - We can make you stronger, faster... hungrier
12 - "I am woman. I am strong."
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2006
13 - Down to On High
14 - Come on in, stay awhile
Chapter 2 - "--of somebody else's life"
15 - Post-recruitment pitch
16 - DEFINITELY not in Kansas any more
17 - Fun and games and deadly serious
18 - Queen size, King size, Angel size
19 - Investing made easy
20 - About that early retirement plan...
21 - Humanity 2.0
22 - She's not getting older, she's getting better
23 - You should see her autograph book
24 - It's been a LONG day
25 - Get your bets in now
26 - That's not me in the mirror
Chapter 3 - "Identity"
27 - Bet you never had a Monday morning like this
28 - Fast learner
29 - What do you know, Joe?
30 - Is there an existential philosopher in the house?
31 - The heights of boredom
32 - Angels prefer life assurance to life insurance
33 - Waitlist for weightless
34 - Ping, ping, Ping Ricochet Angel
35 - No fury like a woman transformed
36 - Who's in charge here?
37 - Genuine Imitation Angel
38 - Not sold in stores
39 - Blurring the line between "personal computer" and "person"
40 - A girl's gotta eat
41 - Arguing with myself
Chapter 4 - "Let me change your mind"
42 - Oh, the things she has to put up with
43 - Now THAT'S a fringe benefit
44 - Reach out and touch someone
45 - What's physics doing in a cartoon strip?
46 - Outside the gilded cage
47 - Getting up to speed quickly
48 - Gratuitous bad-assery
49 - To thy own self be true
50 - Got all that?
51 - Think of action, and reaction
52 - Jill of all trades
53 - Lesson one: Believing in Angels
54 - Don't hit on people who can hit back
55 - Conversation tips for the weaker sex
56 - She's fast -- really fast
57 - Many wonder, but few dare ask
58 - I agree with EVERYTHING you say!
59 - Angel
60 - Call me Therese
61 - Time to learn a new rulebook
62 - Some mirrors CAN lie
63 - Old memories for a new person
Chapter 5 - "Everything new is old again"
64 - This is how I died
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2007
65 - "Alicia?" I was just getting used to "Therese"
66 - A charming dinner companion
67 - Somebody knows a secret
68 - You can't go home again if you aren't "you" anymore
69 - Q&A with Therese
70 - Q&A with Laura
71 - Leaving everyone in her wake
72 - Well, it SOUNDED like a good plan...
73 - This secret-agent stuff looks so EASY in the movies
74 - Friends in high places
75 - Who is investigating whom?
76 - Just another boring day
77 - I hold your hand in mine
78 - Immortality on the installment plan
79 - Cautionary tales
80 - Angels by the dozen
81 - In the beginning
82 - First impressions are SO important
83 - I say goodbye, you say hello
Book 2 - Education
Chapter 6 - "The rules have changed"
84 - Running [out of] Gas
85 - Cover for Book One
86 - Management-labor dispute
87 - And you think YOUR boss is evil...
88 - Bang bang kiss kiss
89 - Gun - check. Wall - check. Chekhov - check
90 - Failing to get the point
91 - Cover charge
92 - Fore! Five, six, seven, eight...
93 - moving time for Frith Ra
94 - Q&A with Gas
95 - Q&A with Carlos
96 - So that's who watches the watchers
97 - Everybody loves Therese
98 - A little knowledge is a dangerous thing -- but to be REALLY dangerous, you have to learn a LOT
99 - You should have been the one who got away
100 - Saving the world is just a hobby
101 - Taking the long view
102 - Risky business
103 - Have some Madeira, m'dear?
104 - Surprise party
105 - Thank you for using our speedy check-out procedure
106 - Look before you l-- oops
107 - Once you've seen the real thing...
108 - Angels are the exception to most rules
109 - This is how urban legends get started
110 - Death is optional
111 - Rainy days always get me down
112 - If you read it at WWW, it must be true
Chapter 7 - "Moving targets"
113 - Chapter 7 splash
114 - All's well that pays well
115 - The old one-two-three-four-five-six punch
116 - Revenge at Z-ball
117 - Instead of "loaded for bear", they are "armed for Angels"
118 - They've never lost a game of hide-and-seek. So far...
119 - It's not paranoia if they're actually out to get you
120 - Never unarmed in a battle of wits
121 - Crime does not pay very well
122 - The main characters get the day off
123 - Perfect logic, wrong conclusion
124 - The next high school reunion is going to be unusual
125 - Something's rotten at the Rexmark
126 - Someone's in the kitchen with dynamite
127 - Oh look, the School of Hard Knocks has an opening
128 - The bigger they are, the harder you're allowed to hit them
129 - Three little goons get schooled
130 - Two's company, Therese is a crowd
131 - Well, maybe he misses something once in a while
132 - I'll have the bombe with grenad(in)e sauce
133 - Payback for those 'drag the girl' scenes
134 - Out of the frying pan, into the fire zone
135 - The hand is quicker than-- oops, no it isn't
136 - A short pause in a long life
137 - Just a flesh wound
138 - Remember, snacks can provide a welcome break in your day
139 - Never, EVER, say that
140 - Who's in charge here?
141 - Everything's under control now -- yeah, right
142 - A not-so-clean getaway
143 - A restaurant with memorable atmosphere
144 - He knows if you've been bad or good
145 - Sometimes auld acquaintance SHOULD be forgot
146 - Negotiating from strength
Chapter 8 - "A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing"
147 - Chapter 8 splash
148 - The search for knowledge, with extra sauce
149 - Help, I need somebody, help, not just anybody
150 - Pick a card
151 - I wish I had a Nicoll for every time this gets ignored in fiction...
152 - Remember when 'longhair music' meant classical?
153 - Let's hope Earth is never invaded by cute infants
154 - Saving the world and making a profit
155 - Turning the tables
156 - Still managing to keep a PG-13 rating
157 - She's given this speech before
158 - Shh! Nobody say nuthin!
159 - Don't ask, don't tell
160 - Blood will tell
161 - You and whose army
162 - High frequency of shocks
163 - Useful hint: FBI agents can be used as brooms
164 - In or out? Some people just can't make up their minds.
165 - Once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is NO LONGER your friend
166 - The Lamborghini is going to need more than a coat of paint this time
167 - Just a simple Angel-assisted takeoff
168 - Just when you think things can't get any worse...
169 - ...they get worse
170 - ...followed by worser and worst...
171 - Tough audience. Really tough.
Chapter 9 - "Unexpected Changes"
172 - Chapter 9 splash
173 - The party of the first, second and third parts
174 - Punchline, but no punch.
175 - When someone asks you if you're an Angel, you say YES!
176 - Yes, she has thought about this before
177 - While you were sleeping
178 - Beauty before age. WAY before
179 - Easy money, hard cash
180 - A win for the scientific method
181 - Hello, I must be going
182 - Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better
183 - There's more than one way to lose your job
184 - He's always looked up to them
185 - I am woman, watch me grow
186 - Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
187 - Cover for Book Two
Book 3 - Exodus
Chapter 10 - "34 minutes on a Thursday morning"
188 - Chapter 10 splash
189 - Like mother, like daughter
190 - More things in heaven
191 - Some people just can't keep a secret
192 - Sadly, they do not have 'alien attack' insurance
193 - They have not yet begun to fight - and they're not going to start now
194 - Some days it just isn't worth getting out of bed
195 - You don't want to hear 'self-destruct' and 'oops' in close proximity
196 - Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
197 - Find a way or make one
198 - All roads lead to boom
199 - Now THAT'S a BFG!
200 - Blondes really do have more fun
201 - We may be encountering some turbulence...
202 - Best game of whack-a-mole EVAR
203 - If the radiance of a thousand suns/Were to burst at once into the sky
204 - Of course, you realize this means war
205 - Remembering Laura
Chapter 11 - "Sanctuary"
206 - There are scars that even Angels cannot heal
207 - For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return
208 - The Angels are watching over you
209 - They should have used the SPF 2,000,000 sunblock
210 - For her next trick, she scales Mt. Everest in a submarine
211 - Under fire
212 - Being able to make jokes in tense situations seems to be one of the job requirements
213 - Well, the president really hates lima beans
214 - I know something you don't know
215 - Getting the short end of the shtick
216 - You never appreciate what you had until it's gone
217 - It's hard to put a positive spin on this
218 - Everybody wants to be part of this game
219 - Knowing everything except when to shut up
220 - If you can't beat them, join them
221 - Powered by phlogiston-enhanced N-rays, no doubt
222 - Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, by a vote of 23-0
223 - Honest, I didn't know it was loaded
224 - Not EVERYTHING is her fault
225 - A man sees what he wants to see, and disregards the rest
226 - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find
227 - Security theatre, act one
Chapter 12 - "Pulling strings"
228 - Chapter 12 splash
229 - Dabbling in the occult
230 - Once more, with pixels
231 - Using the BIG off switch
232 - Never a dull moment
233 - And in this corner...
234 - Shocking - killing someone without being PAID
235 - Whoever carries the most explosives has the right of way
236 - Easy as 1-2-3
237 - Last minute preparations
238 - The all-purpose solution
239 - Stealing from the best
240 - A good reason for stage fright
241 - The next step is obvious
242 - Pay no attention to that man in front of the curtain
243 - Big. Bigger. Biggest.
245 - I'm sorry, was this an invitation-only kidnapping?
246 - Masks
247 - Effective blood test. Terrible bedside manner
248 - And to all a good night
249 - It's so hard to get good help nowadays
250 - Please pay attention when people try to kill you
251 - A bad day for everyone
252 - Come on in, we have cupcakes
Chapter 13 - "The end and the beginning of everything"
253 - Chapter 13 splash
254 - This didn't go well last time
255 - Are aliens cute and fluffy?
256 - Any more questions?
257 - Listen up, everyone
258 - There and back again
259 - Welcome to the bottom of the heap
260 - With friends like these...
261 - No disassemble!
262 - Guess who's coming to dinner?
263 - Make no small plans
264 - Breaking the rules - all of them
265 - Not-so intelligent design
266 - We're all doomed. Nighty-night!
267 - Credit where credit is due
Chapter 14 - "Old friends and older... friends"
268 - Chapter 14 splash
269 - Yes, they have changed their passwords since 1928
270 - Secret? Oh, THAT secret
271 - Elizabeth not only holds grudges, she charges compound interest on them
272 - Well, she can read PART of his mind
273 - Shouldn't an FBI agent have figured this out already?
274 - Yes, Greg, this DOES keep happening
275 - He shouldn't have oughta done that
276 - The one-woman matriarchy
277 - Don't mention the thing about those people at that place.
278 - Just NOT his day.
279 - In which a surprising implication is made
280 - Does this mean that we aren't going to get any cookies?
281 - First things first
282 - Secret ballot
283 - Choose your battles carefully
284 - All for one, and one for all
285 - Just one more thing...
286 - Cover for Book Three
Book 4 - Atonement
Chapter 15 - "Great storm coming"
287 - Chapter 15 splash
288 - A flare for the dramatic
289 - Angels in Black
290 - String Theory
291 - Corporate infighting can be murder - if done properly
292 - Well, they split the party first
293 - For once, the pizza guy is GIVING the tip
294 - Now that's fast delivery
295 - Therese and Greg, sittin' in a tree
296 - His favorite is Snickerdoodles
297 - Be prepared
298 - You work at home, you've got LOTS of time
299 - No battle plan survives contact with the enemy
300 - Worst of all, they just blew up the truck with all the snacks!
301 - Playing 'Hot Potato' for keeps
302 - No, the OTHER five stages
303 - Emergency towing service
304 - Walk in like you own the place
305 - I presume he wanted to know how to operate ALL the controls
306 - Vacation cliffhanger
307 - And for my next number...
308 - Farewell, Gaston 'Gas' Rahimi
309 - Deeply felt losses
Chapter 16 - "The theory of little levers"
310 - Chapter 16 splash
311 - Observe,Orient,Decide and Act
312 - All those hours playing videogames came in handy
313 - I thought fishing was supposed to be peaceful and relaxing
314 - All products covered by limited warranty. Really limited
315 - Angels keep watch by night
316 - Our apologies to the Society for Creative Anachronism
317 - None of our plans included bananas
318 - I am altering the deal
319 - No crooks are giving THEM the slip
320 - Everybody should have an invisible helicopter
321 - When the Angels say jump
322 - Some days the universe can't decide if it hates you
323 - Plans going poorly? Just reorganize
324 - Have a seat
325 - Technical difficulties
326 - Small details. Big results.
327 - Contract killer, killer contract
328 - I see they have begun to arrive already
Chapter 17 - "Seizing the high ground"
329 - Seizing the high ground
330 - It's the end of the world as we know it
331 - The greater sacrifice
332 - If you can't say anything nice...
333 - I don't want it good, I want it Tuesday
334 - I wouldn't want to make you nervous
335 - We're really looking forward to talking with you
336 - Looking for help in all the wrong places
337 - Maybe changing the code phrases every month isn't such a good idea
338 - Changing of the guard
339 - Plan 'W' comes through again
340 - That one little adjective makes a lot of difference
Chapter 18 - "There are two sides to every coin"
341 - There are two sides to every coin
342 - Who says it has to be Good Vs. Evil?
343 - The villain with a thousand faces
344 - An offer you really can't refuse
345 - Target audience: Everyone
346 - I saw it on the Internet, it MUST be true
347 - Finding Uour heart's de$ire
348 - Look busy, the boss is watching
349 - Doctor, it hurts when she does this
350 - What am I bid for the woman who doesn't exist?
351 - A visit to good-ol' what's his name
352 - Listen to me when I'm talking to me
353 - That wasn't supposed to happen
354 - Now everybody has one (or more) of these
355 - Probably not what Heraclitus meant
356 - You're not from around here, are you?
357 - Like scissors, a .45 also beats paper
358 - It is by my order and for the good of the state...
359 - Go to Hell. Go directly to Hell.
360 - Get out of jail free.
361 - I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you.
362 - Message hand-delivered by Angels
363 - We're starting to miss the boring part of this mission
364 - This is going to seriously deplete the forestry budget
365 - You take the high road and I'll take the low road
Chapter 19 - "The Sky on Fire"
366 - The Sky on Fire
367 - Christmas filler
368 - Catching all the leaks
369 - Hitting them where it hurts
370 - I hope you brought enough for everybody
371 - You can cheat an honest man, if he lets you
372 - A strong handshake is a good sign of trustworthiness, right?
373 - Keeping the doctor healthy
374 - Are you trying to tell us something, Joe?
375 - Darn it Cody, we wanted to hear the rest of the story!
376 - She always had a high opinion of herself
Chapter 20 - "Running out of Time"
377 - Running out of Time
378 - Bad moon rising
379 - Ladies, is your dingy old planet about to be destroyed?
380 - It's nice to find a doctor who still does house calls
381 - Sometimes, 'Publish or Perish' isn't a metaphor
382 - It always hurts the first time you give your heart away
383 - Today is not a good day to die. How about Tuesday?
384 - Everyone agrees that he deserved that
385 - Recruiting drive
386 - Changes
387 - Cooking the odds
388 - Worst case scenario
389 - Regime change for fun and profit
390 - Bribery. It makes the world go round.
391 - Saying 'use your initiative' was probably redundant
392 - Put all your eggs in one basket. Then blow it up
393 - Technical difficulties
394 - Sometimes, 'Blow everything up' is the best plan
395 - The FOURTH house was made of reinforced self-healing ceramic composites
396 - If at first you don't succeed, knock harder
397 - Death of a young immortal
398 - How long WILL there be Angels?
399 - Rocks fall, no one dies. So far.
400 - Should auld acquaintance be forgot
401 - Book 4 cover: Atonement
Book 5 - Redemption
Chapter 21 - "Seems like old times"
402 - Chapter 21 splash
403 - Let's start at the very beginning
404 - Scientific progress goes 'boink'
405 - Laura, the world has changed, and you helped
406 - Laura isn't the only one stuck in the past
407 - What kind of stupid future doesn't have flying cars?
408 - Remember
409 - Sometimes one gets a second chance to say the right thing
410 - Division of labor
411 - We're making it up as we go along
412 - Go local sports ball team!
413 - Now I lay me down to sleep
414 - If I die before I wake
415 - Falling Angel Zone
416 - Who died and put you in charge
417 - Somebody wants a second opinion
418 - Express check-out
419 - Q&A with Karen
420 - Q&A with Randy
421 - Angel not found
422 - Fast food. No, even faster than that
423 - Ten second makeover
424 - Getting their act together and taking it on the road
Chapter 22 - "Road Trip"
425 - Chapter 22 splash
426 - Party like it's 1933
427 - A few bugs in the Personality 1.0 module
428 - They won't attract any attention
429 - They're more used to hide-and-seek
430 - I bet you didn't expect this
431 - More than one way to make the news
432 - Every toolbox should include an Angel
433 - Everybody's got something to hide
434 - Randy the hero
435 - Even more to hide
436 - Once you eliminate the impossible... nothing is left
437 - Where'd the knife come from?
438 - All indications point to Laura
439 - Follow the path of the snack crumbs
440 - Before the age of computers
441 - He's got a little list
442 - It's been a quiet week in Porterton
443 - In which no one is killed at all
Chapter 23 - "Riding off in all directions"
444 - Chapter 23 splash
445 - I hate it when a plan comes together
446 - 40 years to prepare
447 - Choose your battles
448 - Frith Ra is on vacation
449 - What we learned on vacation
450 - The great escape
451 - A mystery solved by logical deduction
452 - Reporting for duty
453 - I hope you brought enough for everyone
454 - He didn't forget his pilot's license - he never had one
455 - Choose your battleground wisely
456 - Tiger by the tail
457 - So much for second chances
458 - I agree with whatever the pretty girl says
459 - You can't live in the past
460 - Won't be any communications when everyone is dead
Chapter 24 - "The unexpected battle of 1123 West Adams Street"
461 - Chapter 24 splash
462 - What if all the roads were less travelled?
463 - Make sure you invite all your friends
464 - Is it real, or is it HistoryNet?
465 - Doing it the old fashioned way
466 - Of course, by 'research', he means they read the Wikipedia article
467 - The wholly (fictional) hand grenade
468 - How to tell good from evil
469 - Asymmetric combat
470 - Appeal to reason
471 - What's happening, and where
472 - One man's trash is another man's treasure
473 - Target practice - as the target
474 - The heat of battle is 4000° F
475 - A new challenger appears
476 - What a piece of work is man. In action, how like an Angel.
477 - Surreal cushion
478 - Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance
479 - Things always blow up in the final act
480 - Fools rush in where Angels tread from frying pans to fire
481 - ...and curtain!
Chapter 25 - "Ms. Smith goes to Washington"
482 - Chapter 25 splash
483 - Just in case things were too easy
484 - Promises
485 - The best of intentions, the worst of results
486 - If it was easy, anyone could do it
487 - Let this be his monument
488 - I think that John Henry lost this one
489 - There are a few provisos
490 - Going off line due to technical difficulties