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“There’s always another trap.”

Shari’s words whispered in the thief’s mind, and he hesitated before he slunk across the last few feet of rooftop and through the open window. It would be appropriate, he thought, for him to remember his teacher’s first tenet on his last job. Fitting.

Because he hesitated, the thief noticed the tremor of air that he hadn’t seen before. It rippled suspiciously in the corner of…