In my effort to help promote Christian speculative fiction authors and their works, I’m participating in award winning novelist Frank Creed’s Blog Tour for his most recent book, Devil’s Hit List: Book Three of THE UNDERGROUND. If you haven't already, be sure to check out book one, Flashpoint and book two, War of Attrition.
Devil's Hit List blurb:
The One State has contracted the Ash Corporation to produce virtual-e, a brainwave technology chip so highly addictive that it’s eventually fatal.
The chip is used in the hottest new entertainment product that will hook any who experience it.
Calamity Kid and his crew fight the production of virtual-e and get backing from the Body of Christ to run an operation to keep the chip from being marketed in North America.
But how far can the underground heroes get when the global government and a megacorporation work together?
Blog Tour - Excerpt 11:
Sure enough, about ten minutes later, some kind soul pulled out of traffic and curbed just ahead of us. We jogged up to the late model Chevy passenger van. The driver had opened the sliding door and turned down an oldies station. “Everyone hop in the back, I’ve got stuff up front here on the seat.”
“Sure thing,” said e-girl. “Thanks for stopping.”
The stranger waved a hand. “No problem. I’ve been stuck out in the rain myself before. You’re lucky I came along. Did you all have a bus break down or something?” He merged back into traffic.
e-girl looked to me, eyes crinkled with stress.
“Kind of. The guy who was driving us decided he just couldn’t finish the trip.”
“Well that stinks. Where are you headed?”
I answered quickly. “Just up to the next checkpoint.” Even with our changeable ID chips, e-girl had to be up front touching the console in order to hack pre-filed travel plans with the Illinois Department of Transportation. It would, however, be simple to make the crossing as individual pedestrians.
“You from around here?” This guy asked too many questions.
“Up in the city. Just off the lakefront,” I said.
The driver whistled. “Nice. Uptown, eh? High rent district. You can call me Bob.”
“Well thank you,” said e-girl, “for stopping and picking us up.”
“Are you from Chicago, Bob?” asked Legacy.
“Yep, born and raised,” He turned up the stereo. “I love this song!”
Bob’s karaoke accompaniment to Kid Rock’s Jackson, Mississippi put an end to any possible conversation. Things about Bob did not sit right with me, and I shifted on my seat to get a look at the belongings he had up in the front. One thing struck me right away, and I even zoomed in my vision to get a good look at it. I had to act, and hoped my fear wasn’t getting the better of me, but waited until the song was finished.
The radio station went to commercial, a fact for which I offered up a prayer of thanks, and Bob turned the volume back down.
“What model year is this van?”
“Looks like it’s loaded too. You got cruise control?”
He took his hands off the wheel. “I’m using it right now.”
“Good. It won’t matter…” I touched his neck with my left shock glove and discharged it. “…that I have to do this to ya. Sorry, buddy.”
Everyone looked at me with astonishment widening their eyes. e-girl’s mouth worked but no sound came out.
“Look at the security ID clipped to his dash. He’s an Ash employee. Call me silly, but I don’t feel good about him driving us to the checkpoint.
“Why do I feel like a giant net is about to drop on us?” asked Barren.
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Devil's Hit List Amazon link (print): http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Hit-List-Frank-Creed/dp/1927154316
Devil's Hit List Amazon link (kindle): http://tinyurl.com/92j7amx
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Blog Tour Links:
R. L. Copple http://blog.rlcopple.com
Ryan Grabow http://www.egrabow.com/rm.php?e=Prime
Grace Bridges http://grace.splashdownbooks.com
Caprice Hokstad http://caprice.splashdownbooks.com/
Diane M. Graham http://dianemgraham.com/blog/
Travis Perry http://travissbigidea.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Rogers http://jfrogers.blogspot.com/
Greg Mitchell http://www.thecomingevil.blogspot.com/
Paul Baines http://www.pabaines.com
Keven Newsome http://www.kevennewsome.com
Kat Heckenbach http://www.katheckenbach.com/
Timothy Hicks http://fantasythyme.blogspot.com
Robynn Tolbert http://ranunculusturtle.blogspot.com/
Fred Warren http://frederation.wordpress.com/