Deckard walked across the freshly expended brass that rolled across the street.
“It’s for you,” the radio operator sitting in his assault truck said as he handed him the hand mic.
With Fedorchenko’s platoon on stand down to recover from their airborne operation and Aghassi and Nikita running recon, Deckard was out on a parallel operation with Sergeant Zhenis and Second Platoon. They were back in Oaxaca City, mowing grass and churning through their target deck. After a brief firefight, they had taken down another ring of contract killers.
“This is Six,” Deckard said over the command net.
“We have a problem.”
It was Frank.
“Our entire ring of informants is about to be liquidated. Spooky-One’s mission was a success and they are on exfil right now. The virus allowed us to tap into the cartel’s network but not in time to stop him. Jimenez had someone conduct a link analysis on all cellular traffic in Oaxaca.”
Deckard’s guts twisted in a knot.
“How bad is it?”
“We’re trying to establish that now while we reach out to as many of our sources as possible.”
Gun fire popped off somewhere deeper in the city. It was just a few shots, then a spray. Seconds later, the heavy bolt of a machine gun thumped on full auto coming from a different direction, each blast echoing across the city.
“Start giving me names and locations,” Deckard told him. “We’ll see how many we can pull out.”
As he listened to the gunfire, Deckard knew it was already too late.
I was plenty excited to open the box that came in the mail yesterday from Amazon. I knew it contained the proof copy of my novel but was still pretty nervous for some reason. I suppose that after investing a year of my life into this project that I didn’t want to let myself down. Failure is about the hardest thing for Special Forces guys to accept, literally a fear worse than death! Thankfully, I think this is a product I can be really proud of and I hope that readers feel the same way.
The book is in the 6×9 format with full cover art, the interior is creme colored paper (I hope it is easier on the eyes for some readers) and comes in at exactly 400 pages. There were a couple mistakes in the proof copy though. I’ve since corrected those and re-uploaded the files. I will show you what they were so you get an idea of how this whole thing works.
Notice that the text on the back cover came on a little messed up. Rather than being centered it is squished over on the far left hand side.
Doh! I’ve since centered the page numbers so that won’t be an issue. These are aesthetic mistakes that perhaps many readers don’t even care about but I want to put a professional product in your hands, as well as a novel that you can enjoy of course, so I fixed these things yesterday afternoon. Once Amazon approved the corrections I made the book for sale. If you look at the menu on the left hand side of the screen you can buy the paperback or kindle edition of the book.
I am really happy with the quality of the book and I think that you will be too. If you would like an autographed copy please leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I know how many copies of the book to order. Thanks for supporting this book, it’s been a long journey but worth it!