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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Snippet Sunday

Welcome to Snippet Sunday. You'll find some great authors participating, so when you finish here go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/ and find more snippets to enjoy.

My snippet is from Blue 52. There's a nice blizzard scene in it, so how about some sentences from that. This is a key scene, by the way.

In this excerpt, the FBI agents have to deal with a force of nature that they are powerless to stop in spite of their weapons and advanced gear.


Before he could raise Hank, he heard a roar underneath the keening of the wind. The ground vibrated slightly as the tent’s door burst open. "Run," Agent Winchester gasped. "Avalanche."

They ran. Scott saw a tall pine to his right and slogged his way toward it. This damn snow would kill him before

Stanton ever had a chance to send his car plunging into a lake! He shimmied up the tree as nimbly as a ten-year-old boy climbing trees in his father’s backyard. He didn’t feel the frozen branches tearing his face and hands, but he did feel the snow swipe his foot as he climbed.

blurb:

"First Lady Kills President Lovinggood"

December 29, 2018


Thirty years later Hank Lovinggood embarks on a quest to prove his mother's innocence and punish the killers who took his family from him.  Together Hank and lovely physicist Kathryn Sinclair confront an implacable, twisted, merciless enemy who'll do whatever it takes to hide the truth forever. 

Buy link:
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-52-Elaine-Cantrell-ebook/dp/B00H1MHC24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388897066&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+52+by+elaine+cantrell

11 comments:

Sarah W said...

This passage fits the weather I see out of my window, Elaine. no avalanches, thank heavens, but the snow does seem on the homicidal side!

SherryGLoag said...

A very fast paced scene. Great imagery

P.T.Wyant said...

Oh dear. I'm not sure he's safe in that tree, either...

But why are they camping in a blizzard?

Veronica Scott said...

Exciting! I've always had a dread of being caught in an avalanche...really well created scene, great excerpt today!

sue said...

we’ve been having a lot of snow here and they’re debating calling out the army in Toronto to clean up after the ice storm

Teresa Cypher said...

Intense scene--well written, Elaine! I like the premise of this story. Wonderful 8! Happy New Year :-)

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Intense scene and great imagery!

S.J. Maylee said...

Beautifully tense. My heart rate kept going faster the more I read too. Great snippet.

Cindy Amrhein said...

See? This is why I hate snow! Intense scene. Is your one from Saturday the same story? I read that one too. :)
The Murders of Polly Frisch

Linda said...

This is a very dangerous situation. Maybe the tree will surf the snow but nothing can be less certain.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Cindy, they are from different books. Saturday's sample is a WIP, but this is from Blue 52 which came out in December.