Blood Games – Episode 17

This week’s episode features a chapter from Blood Games, Jake Ramsey Book #3, the first book Black Brick is available as a free ebook from most ebook vendors. Here is an excerpt from the show:  

KRIS PULLED INTO THE spot I had indicated. I pushed my seat back as far as it went, tilting it so I had a lower profile and taking advantage of the rear tinted windows. The casual passerby shouldn’t notice anything.  

When Kris saw me staring at her, she muttered something under her breath while she rolled her eyes.

“My paranoia has served me well,” I said as she adjusted her seat.

“No wonder none of your friends came with you from Black Brick.”

The comment might have stung at another time, but it didn’t faze me. I was doing what I needed to increase our chances of not getting noticed. She could complain all she wanted if she followed suit.

I wasn’t looking for friends. I wanted to find a way to stop evil men from kidnapping children. I could worry about having a personal life once I’d taken care of that.

We sat in silence for a long time. I stopped checking my watch as time seemed to slow. After what I was convinced had been an hour and a half I checked my watch and found less than fifteen minutes had gone by. We still had over three hours before dawn.

I shook my head, trying to keep awake. The position of my seat put my neck at a weird angle while I watched the main exit.

“You should get some sleep,” I said, suggesting it because I wanted my monocular back. When Kris didn’t respond, I noticed she’d already nodded off. I took it from where it had fallen on her lap. It was good somebody could get some sleep. Perhaps it would put her in a better mood.

The monocular revealed what I’d already known with my naked eye. Nothing was happening at the exit.

Knowing that it was a risk, but also knowing I needed to stay awake, I pulled out my phone and turned the brightness down so low it was hard to read. It at least gave me something break up the monotony.

I positioned my phone so that if any car left the garage, I would notice the movement. Doing so increased the risk that somebody might see the screen of my phone but I didn’t care. The chance of that happening was small.

Just as Kris had claimed my video was published on every news site I checked. Most of the videos were posted along with the recent fake video. I plugged in my earbuds and watched my video. I’d done a fair job of it. My breathing had been regular and I’d been careful to keep my face lit by the overhead streetlight.

I watched the fake video again and shuddered at the details they’d got right. It was uncanny, almost as if they had recorded me right beforehand. Not only was my hair the exact right length and color, it even looked as though I wore the same clothes in both videos.

Blood Games – Episode 17 was originally published on DAN DECKER

Blood Games – Episode 2

This week’s episode features a chapter from Blood Games, Jake Ramsey Book #3, the first book Black Brick is available as a free ebook from most ebook vendors. Here is an excerpt from the show:

THE RAIN HAD SUBSIDED to a sprinkle and the thunderstorm had disappeared.
I’d lost count of the number of blocks I’d gone, but the rough weather had been
working for me, keeping people more interested in where they were going than
who they were passing. The change meant it was time to do something about my
disguise. I’d been lucky to have made it so far
but my window had closed.

The loss of
time would hurt but I didn’t see a way
around it.

Gritting my
teeth, I stopped in a mall bathroom. When I looked in the mirror, I wasn’t surprised to see my disguise
had washed away.

Lucky indeed, I

I checked over
my shoulder, half expecting a squad of cops to follow me in. Seconds ticked by
while nothing happened. I shook my head and tried to force away my paranoia.
Unfortunately, it did little to lessen the tension I felt in my chest.

Muttering, I
used a paper towel to dry the rainwater from my face, wiping off the last
remnants of my disguise. I’d just started on a new one when somebody entered
the bathroom. I hid my face and went as calmly as I could into a stall, acting
like I’d already been headed in that direction.

Had he
recognized me?

I half-expected
him to leave without using the facilities. I’d be right behind him if he did.

When he settled
into a stall, I suppressed a sound of exasperation. I had hoped he’d be quick
and leave me alone again in the bathroom.

Blood Games – Episode 2 was originally published on DAN DECKER

Black Brick Part One is now Free, Part Two is on sale!



I have a new story available: Black Brick – Part One which is free today and will be through the end of the week (the sale ends on March 27) and Black Brick – Part Two which is $0.99 through the same time period. Part Three and Part Four are both up for pre-order. Here is the description for the story:

After Jake Ramsey survives a shootout in a dark alley while trying to protect an executive from a powerful and well connected government contractor, his suspicions began to grow that the covert government organization he works for has been subverted by somebody that doesn’t have the country’s best interest at heart. The deeper he digs the more that everything he believes about who he is and where he came from is called into doubt.