Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jan. 20 - Six Sentence Sunday


The Set Up

      This week's snippet once again comes from my second novel, The Presidents Club. Regular readers will remember that this book is being presented in serial form, one chapter each week. 
       Chapter Three debuts on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2012, HERE
       Today, we join a conversation between billionaire investor, Julian Thibaut and his personal security chief, Gerald Pointe. They're discussing an assassination attempt on Thibaut that occurred last year in my first book, The Tourist Killer.
       These six sentences come from Chapter Three as did my weekly contribution back on December 9, 2012

The Six Sentences


“A smaller man would have been on the ground after that shot. What is the knock down power of one of those rounds?” asked Thibaut.
Gerald Pointe answered, “Not sure what hit him, the thing mushroomed and disintegrated in Hixon’s Kevlar vest. Not much forensic evidence to work from. But you’re right. A man my size would have hit the ground leaving you open for a second shot.”


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14 comments:

  1. Thibault's a lucky man! Must be pretty big too. Nice six!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Frank.
      Yep, these are some big guys!

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  2. I like the dialog...very intense things happening...exciting excerpt!

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    1. Thanks Veronica!
      I'm from the deep south -- trying to keep dialog tight. My editor said that as slow as I talk, 25 pages would translate into 100!

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  3. Size does have some advantages! Nice six

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    1. You'd better believe it, Jess!
      Thanks for the comment.

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  4. I like the frank honesty of their exchange. Tells me a lot about what kind of characters they are. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks, Monica.
      You nailed it. These guys are real straight shooters.

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  5. By their dialogue and reactions, these men have seen or been through a significant number of assaults. Well done.

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  6. Excellent observation, Casey!
    They have survived numerous verbal, psychological, and physical assaults and came out of them all alive and much closer as friends and associates.
    Thanks for commenting!

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  7. You are definitely a great writter.

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