Brannigan’s Blackhearts are out for blood.
John Brannigan doesn’t take too many things personally. But he’s lost three men to the Humanity Front. So, when Erika Dalca offers him a target package on one of their facilitators, he’s going to go for it, even if it takes him to the ends of the Earth.
On The Hunt
Flanagan and Gomez hardly needed to communicate except by a glance. They both scrambled up to their feet and rushed forward, each moving to the nearest bend in the creekbed before dropping down behind the best cover they could find. In Flanagan’s case, that was the bend itself. Gomez had to wedge himself back into a slight, crumbling overhang on the far side.
He’d lost track of exactly where Jenkins was, aside from behind them, but he was more focused on the threat in front of them, as the Front shooters opened fire, realizing that their flanking maneuver was compromised. More bullets gouged sand out of the creekbed, but the two Blackhearts were already down and aiming in.
Flanagan quickly tracked in on a man down on a knee, several yards behind the one Gomez had shot. He blasted him, pumping a round into his front plate before punching a hammer pair into his skull from twenty yards away. The man flopped like a landed fish, and then Flanagan was shifting targets, only to see the next man fall on his face.
Brannigan’s Blackhearts #7 – Kill or Capture is out now on Kindle! (KDP is being a little slow on the paperback, but it should be up shortly.)
For those fans of the Maelstrom Rising series, you’ll be happy to know that I’m already hard at work on the first draft of Book 3, Crimson Star. Hopefully it’ll be out in time for Christmas.