My thriller, Stray Ally is on special this week. It has been a helluva year, but the sequel, Good Shepherd, is nearing completion. And you, dear reader, on the Anniversary of Tirgearr Publishing, when you can get Stray Ally here (if you have not read it yet) for .99 this entire weekend, get a sneak peek. Here is an excerpt from the beginning of Good Shepherd. Enjoy, and check out the rest of the great books on sale this weekend at Tirgearr by visiting the sale page.
Excerpt, Good Shepherd
He brought his rifle up now, not aiming for the men in front, but the ones behind them, the ones with the rifles, while staying in a prone position, making himself as small a target as possible.
He fired a single shot, and one of the two men’s head exploded, sending blood and bone spattering over the others.
“Shit!” the second said, and swung his rifle around.
Before Rick could get off a second shot, something hit him in the shoulder, pushing him backwards.
“Jesus, go! Go!” One of the men was clearly aggravated with the driver, apparently not realizing the gate remained shut.
“I can’t!” came back.
One of the men holding the odd weapons jumped down and ran into the guard shack. Rick tried to bring his rifle around, but his right shoulder was useless. He felt really warm.
He heard the gate begin to roll open. He could only hope his call earlier alerted the others.
The dogs lay ahead of him, each with a pink tipped dart sticking from their sides. Both were breathing, their sides moved up and down.
As the truck rolled through the gate, Rick heard gunfire.
Good. The others were defending themselves.
He tried to get up, but fell back onto his face. His arm could not support any weight.
Instead he crawled to a place beside the dogs, encircling one with his arm.
“Shh, shh. It will be okay, he told them.
With no idea if it would or not, he closed his eyes, unable to hang on to consciousness.
Troy Lambert is a blogger, author, and editor living, working, and playing in Boise, Idaho. He is a cyclist, skier, hiker, camper, and terrible beginning golfer who loves spending time with his son, his fiancé, and their two very talented dogs. You can find him on his website, his blogs at contently, on Faebook and Twitter.
Stray Ally starts with a strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness which all propel Todd Clarke into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined.
A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer.
With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.
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