The Eight Sentences
An African-American woman who appeared to be in her late sixties stepped onto the sidewalk and walked towards Claudia. That woman’s about my age, Claudia thought.
Then it happened.
|Penn Station - across the street from where this scene|
occurs. Image Source: hereandnow.wbur.org
A tall skinny male Goth stepped into the black woman’s path. He grabbed the strap on her purse and jerked it from her grasp. His next decision was one of the worst of his life. He ran right into the path of a semi-retired assassin with a sense of justice.
As he passed, Claudia Barry stepped into his path and delivered a forearm to make Anthony Munoz proud.
The Back Story
A Year Without Killing is a work in progress and will be the third in my series of novels known as the "Barry-Hixon Conspiracy." This is the sequel to my first book, The Tourist Killer, which ends with professional assassin Claudia Barry beginning a twelve month leave. She had planned to retire, but was convinced by her assigner to take some time off before making the final decision.
Today's excerpt shows how difficult it will be to take off from work. It's from Chapter One.
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