This week’s episode features a chapter from Blood Games, Jake Ramsey Book #3, the first book Black Brick is available as a free ebook from most ebook vendors. Here is an excerpt from the show:
AS I WALKED THROUGH the door, I was coiled like a snake ready to strike, doing my best to leave all thoughts of the men I’d killed outside.
I was zeroing in on my prey.
Reed was here and had known I was coming. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have sent his men out to deal with me so quickly. The timing of their response confirmed my suspicions that he’d been aware of Kris and had taken advantage of that knowledge to lead me here.
He couldn’t have known I would be so willing to slaughter his men. Based on everything he’d seen me do–except shooting Sam–he’d still believed I was the same person who had escaped from Black Brick.
Nothing could have been further from the truth.
The few seconds I’d had before I’d decided to shoot Sam had changed my life forever. A deadened killer like Reed wouldn’t have understood. He was so far past feeling empathy he hadn’t recognized the ramifications of Sam’s death.
It might have been avoidable for another person but not for me. He had needed to die. I’d fought Peck and Reed using moral methods, and it had got me nowhere. I’d given Sam many opportunities to rethink his decisions, but he’d still come at me, putting me in a position where I’d been forced to kill him.
It was only in the days afterward that I fully came to understand what I’d instinctively known when I’d pulled the trigger.
To stop Peck and Reed, I had to sink to their level.