Author Name: Erik Storey
Book Title: A Promise to Kill
Book Genre: Thriller
Release Date: August 15th, 2017
Synopsis: Clyde Barr, the drifter with lethal skills, is wandering and runs across an elderly sick man—a Ute Indian from a nearby reservation—Clyde’s dream of solitude is quickly dashed.
In the remote Utah desert, surrounded by enemies, with no law enforcement presence, and with communication effectively cut off, Clyde must find a way to save his new friends, defeat a biker gang, and, hopefully, escape with his own skin.
Excerpt: I smiled, found a baseball-size rock, and stuffed it in the sock. I stood and took my improvised blackjack with me as I worked through the brush toward Jury. Of course, what I was about to do might have been easier if I’d held on to my pistol, but I’d left it in the ranch truck, which was now burned to a crisp. And besides, firing a shot would have alerted the other Reapers.
Placing my feet ever so carefully, I felt a little bit like David with his slingshot about to take on Goliath.
At that moment Jury was standing by the back of the semi’s trailer, his tattooed arms folded, staring at the moon. He was wearing only his vest and jeans. A soft, warm breeze rustled his goatee, and he somehow looked even bigger in the gray light.
Seeds and pollen from the sagebrush fell like snow as I worked my way closer, covering my shirt and hat brim. I wiped some stray ones from my face and focused on the muscular man twenty feet in front of me. He was still staring up, grumbling something to himself, and I moved from the brush to the wide-open spot where the truck was parked.
I gingerly took two steps, being careful to put my foot down softly and feel for anything that would make noise. Three more steps and I’d be right behind him, where a well-swung sock would drop him. But sometimes luck isn’t on your side.
About the author: ERIK STOREY is a former ranch hand, wilderness guide, dogsled musher, and hunter. He spent his childhood summers on his great-grandfather’s homestead or in a remote cabin in Colorado’s Flat Tops wilderness. He has earned a number of sharpshooter and marksman qualifications. He and his family live in Grand Junction, Colorado. He can be found online at erikstoreybooks.com.