All unconscious of the nefarious plot against his life, Lester Armstrong was up with the sun the next morning, and was down to the office at an early hour transacting the great amount of business that he found upon his hands, contingent upon being the head of the firm of which he had for so many years been but an humble cashier.
Laura Jean Libbey, Mischievous Maid Faynie. Amazon
In the trilogy, a young girl, Lyra Belacqua, becomes enmeshed in an epic struggle against a nefarious Church known as the Magisterium; another character, an ex-nun turned particle physicist named Mary Malone, describes Christianity as “a very powerful and convincing mistake.”
Some Roswell residents said that they weren’t sure aliens had landed nearby but suspected a nefarious cover-up by the US government of a secret project that might have involved contacts with beings from outer space.
Toby Harnden, Telegraph, 10 November 2007. Telegraph
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again" - Og Mandino