Moving projects this week as I’ve just uploaded Winter Duet to Amazon – release date 17th February.
This week’s snippet is from Comes a Horseman, the next book in the series.
Right on schedule, the third explosive blew. They’d decided to hit more than one target that night rather than use the explosions as just a distraction. The Germans would presume one act of sabotage was a distraction for the other, yet both would achieve as much damage. Cutting overhead wires cost the enemy precious time without communication so they didn’t find out about Allied bombing raids until it was too late.
“Cover me,” Matt hissed. He ran for the pole and began to climb quickly. It wouldn’t take long before the soldiers realised the real target.
Crap, how high was this thing? Matt gritted his teeth and continued to climb.
Gunshots sounded below him, an exchange of fire between his team and the soldiers.
One foot missed a foothold. A bullet whizzed past, and he bent his body out, then in again, barely avoiding it. He looked up. Only a few more feet and he’d be there.
Ken and Sébastien could hold their own down there. Four men against two, but they’d fought against worse odds.
The gentle breeze increased in force the higher he climbed. His imagination and fear gave it more power as it buffeted against him and tugged at his hair.
One foot, then the other secure, Matt balanced carefully and pulled out his cutters. He used one gloved hand to hold on to one of the climbing brackets and cut the wires quickly.
Someone yelled out in German below. Shots rang out again.
“Damn it,” he muttered after another bullet came way too close. He ducked, then scrabbled to find a hold as he felt himself fall.