Sunday, July 08, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Before The Morning #11 - Kali at work...

Hey beautiful people!

Another insane week comes to a close (I know - when is it not insane in my world...? I wonder...) Anyhow, it's Sunday, and for once, the sun is shining despite the temps being cold (mid-forties, anyone?) where your breath is fogging up as much inside the house as outside. *sigh* I want an afghan, hot chocolate, and good reading. And since it's time for Six Sentence Sunday, I think I'm all set!

Back again with Rayne aka Kali, the clandestine super-assassin, in the living room of the Nice summer house. Kali is on a mission to rid the world of Russian criminal Nikolai Grigorievskiy - she infiltrated his entourage and even became his wife. But all along, she knew she had a job to do - kill him, and leave no trace.

Rayne was debating the decision last week, but now, the time has come... and Kali has neutralized both Nikolai and Boris, his right-hand man, through the use of a gadget from the Corpus agency, a sonic taser that paralyzes the person who hears the sound. Time is running out, because the taser's effects won't last beyond a few minutes...

Be prepared - the scene that follows is not for the faint of heart.


'...
She closed the door as she stepped over his hulking body to reach the desk, where she retrieved Nikolai's semi-automatic Makarov pistol. She fished in the drawer, looking for the integral suppressor that turned the PM into a PB, a silent pistol; mafia lords usually carried the PM without a suppressor, but she had convinced Nikolai he needed the PB—better for his image to carry the gun that had been standard issue to agents of the former KGB. She'd known the silencing device might come in handy when she took him out.
After assembling the silencer on the gun, she unlocked the safety at the side, then stepped toward Boris. The firearm was heavy in her hands, heavier than most commercial handguns she liked to use, still, she welcomed the weight, an anchor into the moment that allowed her to focus on the gun and not on the act of using it. She stopped next to Boris' prone body, aimed, and then squeezed the trigger—the shot went straight through his heart.
...'


Catch some other snippets from amazing peeps on the SSS list - Jessica E. Subject, Siobhan Muir, Cara Bristol, Carmen deSousa, Mae Clair, Jess Schira, Sherry Gloag, Sue, BL Bonita, Monica Enderle Pierce, & Kate Warren.

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday (and that my excerpt today hasn't upset you too much... *grin*)

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

20 comments:

Tory Michaels said...

Way to go in shooting the guy!

Jessica Subject said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this story. She is such a multi-faceted character. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Tory! Glad you're cheering :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jessica! Rayne is one of my best creations, I think *grin* xoxo

Cara Bristol said...

What detail. Rings of authenticity. I couldn't write something like this -- don't know enough about guns.

Kate said...

Glad that's finally over. I hope she can move on now, maybe settle down with Ash and a few dogs.

gemma parkes said...

Argh! Well you did warn us! Tense post!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Cara! You wouldn't believe the amount of gun research I've had to do for this book. So happens too that my husband and the 2 boys are all gun fans, and they helped me enormously to come up with all those details. Before I started this series, I didn't even know the difference between a revolver and a semi-automatic! :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Kate! She's definitely moving on... But there's still Nikolai to get rid of... :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Gemma! :) xoxo

Samantha Paige said...

Exciting! I love it!

Maryellen said...

YAY! loved it!!!

Adila Mammadova said...

Who would think? So much in just 6 sentences!

Thanks,
Adila
esmeralda10az@yahoo.com

angelaquarles.com said...

Great description of the take down, you can tell how much work she's put into it setting this up!

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Samantha! :)

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* @ Maryellen

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, thanks Adila. That's me, Queen of the Long-winded... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Angela! Every detail of this operation has been thought through, definitely! :) xoxo

Siobhan Muir said...

I love how she goes through the details to help distract herself from connecting to what she has to do. Well done six, Zee. Thanks for the mention, m'dear. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Siobhan! I really wanted to be in her shoes and mind :) xoxo

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