It wouldn’t be the first time the Executioner had been forced to rethink a mission
The chill draft caused by the train’s motion
buffeted him and pulled at his clothing. From the
tracks the ground fell away in a long grassy slope.
Some way ahead he could see clusters of lights,
indicating some habitation. A town. That meant
people and maybe the chance to gain some other
kind of transportation.
The sudden shriek of the train’s whistle alerted
him. The train reduced its speed somewhat. He
watched the ground some feet below. It still seemed
to be moving by at a dangerous speed.
He figured it wasn’t going to get better than this.
He was about to take a calculated risk—one that
might leave him injured. But if he decided to stay
on the train he could find himself in the hands
of the authorities and his freedom might become
a thing of the past. Bolan swung around so he
faced the way the train was moving, waited for the
clearest patch of slope and went for it.
Look for Desperate Cargo available April 13th, 2010, wherever books are sold.