“I wasn’t expecting trouble when I pulled off the highway.”
Ex-deputy US Marshal Axel Blaze is doing what he knows best – dealing with trouble. Ten years in the special forces and five years in the US Marshals have made Blaze a trained investigator and expert in combat.
Blaze does not fight his opponents; he puts them down. He strikes first. And hard. Takes them out. Fast.
Deputy Marshal Carter has gone missing in Little Butte, Nevada. The Dawsons own the town. The Mexican cartel is moving in on their meth business. A gang war is coming to town. Director Flynn asks Blaze to return for one last assignment.
It is up to Blaze to find Carter before all hell breaks loose.
Part of chapter 1
I wasn’t expecting trouble when I pulled off the highway. It was meant to be a quick stopover for
The neon sign shining in the distance simply said: Bar. To the point. No fuss. A sign above the entrance
claimed: Best burger in town. I had been on the road for ten hours – so long as they had buns with meat
inside, I didn’t really care. But what town? It was the middle of nowhere.
The joint was a flat wooden structure, standing by itself, just east of the border between Utah and
Nevada. Another 150 miles to my destination – Little Butte, Nevada. A little over two hours. Not many
vehicles on the highway.
I got out of my pickup and stretched. It was a cool, early April evening. Just about getting dark. The
crunch of my cowboy boots on gravel filled the quiet evening as I walked towards the entrance.
The inside of the joint was as lacking in personality as the name on the sign outside. A rectangular set up
with tables laid out along three walls. Tables with chairs, not booths.
Thank you, Bill Runner and Rabt Book Tours
About the author
Bill Runner worked as an investigative reporter before turning to writing. He has created the Axel Blaze series of books. The next books in the series will be released in 2022. Bill has been a lifelong student of martial arts and has trained in Karate and Krav Maga. Working the crime beat and studying the art of fighting helped make him the author of nail-biting thrillers. Bill’s writing won him an award for debut authors at the London Book Fair.
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