Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sample Sunday: "Dead Links"

Welcome to Sample Sunday, where we authors give you a taste of our work. Here's another excerpt from my technothriller, Dead Links.

The two of them headed for one of the exits leading out to the parking lot. Through the glass doors, she could see that the sun had fallen until only a very dim light reflected off the cars parked outside. As Bishop reached the doors, lights flickered on to cast a yellow sphere of light onto the sidewalk out front. The doors chimed softly and mumbled as they slid open from Bishop's approach. The clamor of the outside rushed in, along with the sound of a truck's engine growing louder.

Bishop reached the open doors, but stumbled as he came to a sudden halt in the doorway. He whirled around towards Amanda again. His sunglasses had come off at some point in the chase, and his swollen eyes turned on her as he yelled, "Run!"

A black truck hurtled out of the darkness of the parking lot towards the mall, roaring like a lion from the savannah. Its tires shrieked as it spun to face the entrance. The truck's headlights burned like the eyes of a cat, and blinded Amanda as they aimed straight for her.

Amanda couldn't see through the red haze left in her eyes by the light, but felt Bishop's hands clutch hers and pull her away from the exit. Her sight cleared to see the doors slide open, but not quickly enough for the truck that plowed into them. The impact made the entire wall explode. Showers of glass burst out of the frames, dangled from the truck's front bumper, then tore loose to be crushed into mangled strips beneath the wheels.

Amanda's shoes skidded on the polished tile before friction caught and threw her forward. She chased after Bishop through the mall with the truck howling behind them.

If you'd like to read the rest of it, you can get the full novel at the Amazon Kindle Store.


  1. Nice work, Nigel! What do you do for editing? Do you tackle it yourself or do you have helpers? I am always interested in what other writers do during the writing process. Any new projects on the horizon?

  2. Right now, I do it myself, but I do wish I could get another pair of eyes. It's hard to read the same passage for the thousandth time objectively.

    I do have some other projects coming up. I'll be blogging about them soon. Thanks for commenting,glad you liked it

    1. I am lucky enough to have a team of peer editors who go over my books when I just can't "see" the issues anymore. You should check out It is a peer critiquing site where writers help each other with their work. It is also good because in order to have your stuff looked at, you have to critique other people's stuff. You help others and they help you!


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