This is an excerpt from the newly released novel, New Watch, by Sergei Lukyanenko (translated by Andrew Bromfield and published by Harper Collins). It is the fourth and final book in the series, begun with the popular Night Watch, and which has been translated into 28 languages, with over 2 million copies in print.
Perhaps it was the powerful memory of that shameful binge, or perhaps Pastukhov had simply developed some unusual abilities, but after a while he started noticing other people with strange eyes. To himself Pastukhov called these people “wolves” and “dogs.”
The first group had the calm indifference of the predator in their gaze: not malicious, no, the wolf harries the sheep without malice – more likely, in fact, with love. Pastukhov simply steered clear of their kind, trying hard not to attract any attention in the process.
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