You have no idea how much I'm enjoying this book.
"Drummond took two quick steps, wound back and threw something, some sort of shimmering white disk, too fast for Charlie to track.
The object struck the real estate man in the hip, then dropped to the deck with a clink.
Glancing down, DeSoto smirked. "That's all you got?"
His smirk faded when, with one more step, Drummond launched himself into the air. He effectively flew, feetfirst, at Desoto."
From Twice a Spy, the sequel to Once a Spy by Keith Thomson, page 143.