The Tunnel by Gayne C. Young
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB |403 Kb
The Tunnel :Hell lies under the Texas-Mexico Border. When the Acuña Cartel tunnels under the Rio Grande and into the United States, they tap into a vast cavern that’s home to a once thought mythical species. The massacre that ensues leaves 12 men dead, brings tunnel construction to a standstill. Losing money by the hour, the Cartel pulls Captain Jarrett Taylor out of retirement to lead a band of mercenaries under the Earth to eliminate an animal more savage than any human force they’ve ever faced. The mission quickly goes bad and plunges the team into a desperate battle of survival.
“Tails?! Are you being a smart ass?!” Miguel exploded.
“No, jefe,” Julio assured Don Miguel. “No. I to promise. I just wanna…wanna to tell to you the truth.”
“The truth?” Miguel countered. “You should have started with that. Trust me. Things would have been much easier if you had.”
Miguel looked to the two huge sicarios that stood patiently against the wall. Juan and Arturo resembled NFL linebackers. Each was a mass of muscle and intimidation. They had grown up in the Acuña Cartel. It was in their blood, they’d seen and done it all, and had no problem doing such. And they enjoyed topping the previous actions of others and themselves in terms of pain and notoriety.
Juan and Arturo stepped forward then halted when Hunter raised his hand in a commanding gesture.
Hunter walked to the chair where Julio sat in terror and knelt on the sweat-stained packed earth floor before him. He looked at Julio then directed Juan to bring him a bottle of water. Juan looked to Miguel for approval and when it was given retrieved a bottle of water. He gave it to Hunter who opened it and gave it to Julio, who drank furiously.
“When’s the last time you ate?” Hunter asked.
Julio thought for a moment then replied in a frightened voice, “Yesterday.”