Dark Spectrum – Episode 18

This week’s episode features a chapter from Dark Spectrum, Jake Ramsey Book #2, the first book Black Brick is available as a free ebook from most ebook vendors. Here is an excerpt from the show:

THE NIGHT AIR WAS colder than before. I took up position on the opposite side of the garbage can. With the potential for bullets, I wanted something that might provide more stopping power than a cardboard box. The can was overflowing, so I used the trash to break up my profile. My eyes were level with the top of the trashcan as I peeked through discarded blinds. I could see the Diggon team’s car as well as the back door. If I’d been hiding here earlier, the cook wouldn’t have seen me.

Several minutes passed since my conversation with Cherry. I hoped she had interpreted my tone to mean I’d left the scene and had passed that supposition on to the team. Letting my breath out, I shifted to firm up my position.

The back door opened several inches, freezing the breath in my lungs. I tensed my muscles, my finger tight against the trigger of my pistol.

The person on the other side waited for several counts before pushing it open the rest of the way. The door opened and Frank stepped out. I stiffened, concerned I’d miscalculated the trash would hide my head. His eyes went right over me without stopping.

If I were to shoot him now, that would leave me with one more Diggon operative, but it would destroy the illusion that I’d abandoned Martinez and his girlfriend. Despite my dislike for Frank, I couldn’t stomach the thought of killing him.

The big man went over the area again, this time he did focus on the garbage can but didn’t appear to see me. He spat as he hauled the door shut.

I shifted my gun to the other hand so I could flex the first. I was glad for my gloves; my hands were cold enough as it was.

Dark Spectrum – Episode 18 was originally published on DAN DECKER

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