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Sneak Peak of The Gray Men, Book One

An excerpt from my WIP, The Gray Men. Unedited copy, so it might be a little rough.

Copyright 2015 Anthony Izzo

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They had come to kill her. Trina was sure of that. She stole glances in the rearview mirror. The drive-in speaker blared fuzz in her ear. On screen, Liam Neeson chopped a would be terrorist in the side of the neck. The last night at one of the last drive-ins in the state. A little relaxation is what she'd hoped for. Now she had to deal with the killers. Not that she wasn't ready for them; she had a Sig Sauer P220 in the glove box and a pistol grip shotgun under a blanket in the back seat. Not to mention two K-Bar knives strapped on her person. She reached over, popped the glove box, and took out the Sig. She set it on her lap. On screen, Neeson was blasting two guys to hell; she liked his style. They'd trailed her here in a black Ram pick-up. Hadn't done a great job of it, as she'd spotted them a quarter mile back, matching her moves. Now they were parked…

The Coming Year

I worked up a sketch last night of a Game of Thrones character. I've gotten away from drawing, but intend to do more of it this year. The Internet and social media can be huge distractions, and I suppose we could all use our time better. I sometimes find myself checking Twitter and Facebook when I could be doing something more constructive. And by writing that last sentence, I realize I sound like my parents.

As for writing, I've passed the 40K mark on The Gray Men book. I can see this been a 3-4 book series  if I decide to go that route. I always like to have a good first line to kick the book off. First line in the Gray Men? "They were coming to kill her."

On the reading front, I'm just about done with Brilliance by Marcus Sakey. I'm liking it a lot and already have the second book in the series. More reading is also on my agenda for this year.