Posted By Stephen England on August 21, 2014
Enjoy an excerpt from the opening of this exciting new novella in the Shadow Warriors series, coming September 19th!
10:23 P.M. Local Time, July 23rd, 2006
The sky over Lebanon
Deceleration. The MT1-XX parachute billowed open in the night sky above him, snapping his shoulders back against the harness and pulling him out of freefall.
Over six years at this game. . .and he still didn’t like the idea of jumping out of a fully-functional aircraft. He glanced down at the earth, nearly twenty-five thousand feet below him, remembering the words of his first jumpmaster at Benning.
“Earth’s a big place. . .so don’t worry, son. You’re not gonna miss.”
Right. He glanced up and to his left, catching a brief glimpse of the two members of his team, their chutes deployed against the night.
He’d led the stick off the ramp of the C-130 only moments before, but already the roar of the plane’s massive Allison turboprops had faded away, leaving only the sound of the air streaming past his helmet.
An FN-FAL battle rifle was strapped to his leg with paracord, its weight reminding him of their purpose. The reason for this jump.
Forty minutes till landing. Another twenty, maybe twenty-five till they were on the target.
Might as well enjoy the ride.