First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday Vicki at I’d Rather Be At the Beach hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or two of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon.

Mine comes from Picked Off by Linda Lovely.

Picked Off

I shrank into a tight crouch and crept along the fence line. The gate sat twenty-five yards away. It felt like a mile. My nerves jangled. Who could blame me? Yesterday’s assault would have scared the beans out of a bowl of chili.

Mist shrouded the hilly field in the skimpy pre-dawn light. A dark silhouette moved. He was awake, alert.

Could I reach the gate before he noticed?

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