Teaser Tuesday – 14/9/21 – Comes a Horseman

My Teaser Tuesday this week is from Comes a Horseman, book 3 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.

Liang leaned against the canvas side of the truck, his eyes closed, but Ken doubted he was asleep. He’d muttered a few rude comments when they’d hit a rough patch of road but hadn’t complained or said much since they’d left Haguenau.

Sébastien too, had dozed on and off, but he was wide awake now and watching Ken. “I’m trying to figure out what your story is.”

“Story?” Ken asked. Unfortunately, Sébastien didn’t speak English, and Ken found he was struggling to understand some of his companion’s German. While Sébastien spoke the language well enough, his accent wasn’t what Ken was used to, so he’d had to ask him to repeat some of what he’d said.

“You’re definitely not German or French, and neither is Julien.” Sébastien frowned, as though considering his next words. “I heard you speak English last night. American, if I’m not mistaken?”

“I didn’t think you spoke English.”

“I don’t, but I recognise it, and I know you’re not British. The accent is wrong.” Sébastien gestured towards Liang. “So… my guess is that you’re working for the OSS and trying to get him out of France. He’s obviously well-educated and I suspect has the important information we’re supposed to help you get to the Allies. Benoit admitted he is German, so I figure he’s Jewish and getting out of the country while he can. At least that’s Arlette’s theory, although I wouldn’t be surprised if she changes it later. She said Michel could never turn his back on someone in need.”

You can read more of this story here

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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