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Friday, November 25, 2011

Sweet Saturday Sample of "Now and Forever 2, the Book of Danny"

This sample is a snippet of an emotional scene between Danny and his dead brother's fiancee, Callie. 

“Why the military? After Kyle’s death…”
“I had a plan…a mission. I went there to kill the people who killed Kyle.”
“How could you know…?”
“All the snipers, suicide bombers, terrorists…they all killed him,” Danny said, clenching his fist.
“Did you get them?” she asked him, gently, putting her hand on his shoulder.
“You’re damn right I did. I killed them all…those bastards. Every time we went on patrol and came across the enemy, I was the first one there with my rifle. I’m a crack shot, a sniper, a detonator, an executioner. I shot them, I blew them up. I splattered their blood all over the Middle East,” he said, heatedly, his face growing red and a vein in his arm bulging as his fist closed tighter.
Callie saw the pain and fury on Danny’s face. She hardly recognized the new Danny. Where was the intellectual scholar Callie knew? An enraged, vengeful man faced her, clearly
injured on the inside. Her friend never found respite from the pain of losing Kyle. Callie placed gentle hands on Danny’s shoulders.
“Only you could understand,” he said as he put his arms around her, laid his head on hers and wept uncontrollably.

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About the book:
Can the newest professor at Kensington State escape his previous life as a killer? Leaving the Army didn't mean the war left him so Capt. Danny Maine, now teaching English, must find a way to lead a normal life. Finding love and rekindling an old friendship are not enough to defeat old demons. Danny Maine reaches fights to free himself from war memories and dangerous men, hoping that a new love and a new Glock will bring him peace.

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Sherry Gloag said...

A very emotive sample, jean.

Jean said...

Thank you, Sherry. Yes it is. Was hard to write, too.

Patricia Kiyono said...

Oooh. His pain is so evident here. What a wonderful scene.

Lindsay said...

Stop teasing me with this. I'm not reading any of 2 until I finish 1.
I did read the interview with Mac and at least there were no spoilers in it, I think

Jean said...

Thank you, Patti. So, Lindsay, finish NAF1 already! It's not that long a book. LOL.