I’m pleased to share today the second of my excerpts of Broken World for the run-up to its release date on Friday 8th July!
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“We need to go. Now!” Eric said urgently as he took a step towards Adam. As he did so a shot rang out. The bullet struck the ground between them. Immediately Eric drew his weapon and whirled round.
“Eric,” Neil said smugly. “You are as predictable as Dad said you would be, but I’m disappointed in you, Adam. I would have thought you might have guessed about our little set up.”
“How do you know I haven’t?” Adam replied evenly.
Neil sneered at this comment. He kept his gun trained on Eric as he opened the cell door.
“You’re alone?” Eric stated uneasily. “Isn’t that a bit too confident?”
“Not really. I’ve already beaten you to an inch of your life on two occasions now. But I’m not here for another fight. My orders are much simpler this time.”
“You’re going to kill us,” Adam guessed.
“Just Eric actually. Dad wants me to bring you in alive.”
“Why?” Eric asked.
Neil shrugged, “I would say he wants to kill him himself, but Dad’s always had conflicting emotions where Adam is concerned. I don’t agree with it so please do feel free to give me an excuse to shoot both of you.”
“So, this is an execution?” Was he fast enough to get the gun away from Neil before he could shoot? With it still pointed at his head, Eric was not sure. He was still weighing up the odds when Adam started speaking again.
“Doing it this way lets you off easily, don’t you think?”
“What do you mean by that?” Neil demanded suspiciously as he switched his position to point his gun at Adam instead. Eric’s heart began to beat faster in his chest as he realised what Adam was doing. Forcing down his first instinct to rush Neil, he made himself wait. It had to be at exactly the right moment.
Broken World will be released on Friday 8th July 2022.