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Rogues -

Tawny Petticoats by Michael Swanwick

 

Conmen Darger and Surplus are in the independent port city of New Orleans looking to scam the three most powerful people in the city and hope not to becoming zombie workmen if things go south.  Joining them in their scam is the titular Tawny Petticoats, who joins the duo as an "innocent" female hook to the their money scam.  Unfortunately for poor Surplus who experiences being a temporary zombie, things don't go according to plan especially with Tawny running off with one of the other targets along with some of the stolen money.  But Darger and Surplus decide to leave New Orleans on the verge of a large scale riot they put into motion, talk about a couple of rogues.

 

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