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,