Title: 30 Seconds Before
Prequel to 30 Seconds
Genre: Mainstream Thriller
Page Count: 60 (novella)
Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.
On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.
Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?
Please welcome Chrys Fey, author of 30 Seconds and 30 Seconds Before, to The Book’s the Thing! Be sure to keep reading after Chrys’ post for an excerpt.
My novellas 30 Seconds Before and 30 Seconds show what can happen in such a short amount of time when you’re in the middle of a war between a police force and a deadly Mob. And that got me thinking…what really happens in thirty seconds? I went on a hunt for some answers. I don’t know how accurate or scientific these are, but they were stated as fact, so here we go:
Every 30 Seconds:
– A bottle of Chanel No 5 is sold somewhere in the world.
– A child dies of malaria in Africa.
– Somewhere in the world, a child dies of acute malnutrition.
– Another person becomes a victim of human trafficking.
– Someone begins reading Harry Potter.
– Somewhere in the world the ground shakes from an earthquake.
– A person is killed in a road crash.
– Someone dies of lung cancer.
– A lawsuit is filed in the U.S.
– Drinkers are admitted to hospitals in England.
– A baby is born with birth defects in China.
– 106,000 aluminum cans are used in the U.S.
– A car is stolen in the U.S.
30 Seconds, the story that follows 30 Seconds Before, is on sale for 99 Cents. Get it at this discount so you can read the entire story from start to finish!
Blake’s gaze continued to scan the area. Too many officers needed help. Blake
strained his eyes to see if the nearest officer was still breathing, but the darkness and
flashing lights obscured his vision.
Dread was ripe in his veins, twining his intestines into knots. The assailants who attacked the officers could be lurking nearby, watching and putting him in their sights. Being out in the open with nothing but his Kevlar vest as protection was not where he
wanted to be, but the officer he was helping would bleed out if he moved.
Blake studied the officer. His lips were an unnatural shade of blue. He was shivering from the frigid December night as well as blood loss.
“Did you see them?” Blake asked. “Do you know who did this?”
The officer’s lips moved.
Blake leaned forward, bringing his ear to the officer’s mouth. “What was that?”
The officer took a shuddering breath. “Red.”
About the Author
Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and heads their monthly newsletter.
Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!