Mystery – Coming December 2011
I changed the setting for BACKLASH [working title] from Wichita, Kansas to my fictitious town of Point Jove, Missouri in order to feature Sheriff Josh Wolfe of the Hellfire Trilogy.
First Draft/Opening Scene:
Stripped down to their underwear and socks, the two men walked into the chilly, snake infested waters of White River swatting mosquitoes every step of the way. Moving slowly through a shallow, rocky area with only their head and shoulders above the surface, they stayed close to the bank using their hands to feel around under submerged boulders. A half a mile or so upstream from where they had slung the rest of their clothing over a tree branch, the man in the lead, twenty-four-year-old Kevin Rayland, took a deep breath, and dove under the water.
More than happy to play the role of spotter, Jasper Monroe kept a watchful eye out for game wardens.
Kevin shot up out of the water, gasping for air. Swiped a hand down his face. "Found one."
"Take it easy. Don't be stirring up any damn leeches." Jasper broke off a sturdy twig full of stiff brown leaves, stabbed the end in the ground above the hole to mark the spot. Piled rocks around the base for added support. "Let's get this over with."
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