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Day Zero
     

Day Zero

by Charles Ingersoll
 

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Marine Corps sniper Sergeant John Walken hitchhikes home after being discharge with a career-ending injury.

Along the way he is picked up by Sebastian, a retired Jarhead truck driver. They travel to the small New England community of Rainier Island for a routine gas station delivery.

While John waits, a bloody and muddy young girl stumbles into the

Overview

Marine Corps sniper Sergeant John Walken hitchhikes home after being discharge with a career-ending injury.

Along the way he is picked up by Sebastian, a retired Jarhead truck driver. They travel to the small New England community of Rainier Island for a routine gas station delivery.

While John waits, a bloody and muddy young girl stumbles into the center of town and attacks one of the residents.

The police department quickly barricades Rainier from the Main, trapping John and Sebastian. But isolating the bridges and using John’s special skills may not be enough as the island is plagued with unexplained deaths from within and human threats from outside its borders.

See below for an excerpt from the book…

Mr. Laraby swung off his suit jacket and wrapped it around her shoulders.

The girl emitted a sound that was half moan, half hiss. Her lips peeled back, revealing bloodstained teeth and blackened gums. Her jaw opened as if she could no longer stifle a ferocious yawn. She lunged toward his throat. He sidestepped to get the jacket tighter around her, pinning her arms.

What the hell?

I got up to assist.

She struggled against him, still trying to get at his neck. Mr. Laraby spun behind her, wrapping his arms low around the jacket and her chest. When she could not get anywhere close to his neck, she bent forward to snap at his arms.

I could smell blood and dirt, mixed with urine and feces.

Mr. Laraby picked her up and took a couple steps toward the diner. Her whole body thrashed. He lost his grip and dropped her. As soon as her feet hit the pavement she spun around, shrugged off the jacket and lashed at him. Mr. Laraby tripped backwards, his ass hitting hard on the pavement.

She settled on his chest with uncanny speed, forcing him onto his back. Grabbing handfuls of his graying hair, she plunged her mouth toward his left shoulder.

A pistol shot.

The bullet ripped through the girl’s shoulder. She twisted off Mr. Laraby and rolled into a coiled crouch.

A uniformed man ran up, a smoking Beretta M9 in his right hand. He kicked a steel-toed black work boot across her jaw. It cracked and hung askew, still producing a horrible humming sound. She readied to pounce on the officer.

That thought was fleeting as a second pistol shot blew brain matter and skull fragments out the back of her head.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991470211
Publisher:
Charles Ingersoll
Publication date:
04/26/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,273,281
File size:
2 MB

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