Deadfall by L. Douglas Hogan (After the Pulse #2)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 532 Kb
Deadfall : What do you do next when your home is ambushed, leaving one for dead? Survive. That’s all that is on their minds now. And if you’re sick… and there is no doctor? Struggle.
In search of a new place to live—while on the run from the Omen gang—Tonya nearly succumbs to her illness when they stumble across a strange and unreliable man on the road. This stranger knows of a community with a working hospital, and an apothecary that relies heavily upon holistic medicines. Tonya remains skeptical, but Darrick optimistically pushes the group forward in a relentless search to find someone who can help her. But, not everything is as it seems.
“Good morning, sweetheart,” the Marine said when he saw Tommie awaken from his sleep.
Tommie gave him a good once-over with his only open eye.
The Marine glared back at him. “You look like hell warmed over,” he said to his passenger. “You’ve got the whole Popeye thing going on,” he bantered, making fun of Tommie’s swollen eye.
Tommie, realizing that he was safe from the fate he had already accepted, let out a huge sigh of relief and dropped his head on the window to his left. It was then he realized he was in an American-controlled and American-operated military vehicle. Once the fact registered, he perked up in his seat and studied his environment. There were three more Marines in the Humvee. One driving, one in the front passenger seat, and one in the turret behind what appeared to be a .50-caliber machine gun. A million questions flooded his aching head. Without taking the time to prioritize them, he shot out the first one that came to him. “How am I not dead?”
The Marine sitting to his right answered by pointing upward to the man in the turret. That’s Deano, the man who ID’d the Typhoon; later found out you guys stole it. Good thing you did. Had you not, doubt we woulda found ya. I’m Sommers, by the way.”
“Hi, Sommers. Thanks for the assist.”