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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