Strike Terror
by Bob McElwain


"A fast moving yarn that will keep you turning pages until long past your bedtime. You have been forewarned!"



Strike Terror

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The bullet slapped at air an instant before the spherical frosted light globe shattered, then came the muted explosion from the rifle. The woman stopped, turning to watch tumbling shards of glass, randomly reflecting the sun's rays.

She wasn't frightened, only puzzled. Alertness accented the delicate structure of the chin, nose and brow. The large bright brown eyes overflowed with questions.

"Get down!" I yelled, lunging toward her.

She turned further, toward the source of my words. When she saw me charging, a touch of fear interfered with puzzlement. The second round pummeled the air. Its scream ended abruptly in a sullen thunk.

It was as if someone had yanked her hair, hard, dragging the body after it. For an instant, the fine features seem to swell grotesquely. Then they became pinched, the eyes dull and sunken, as a cone of bone and blood and pinkish tissue erupted from her head.

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About This Great Book

When a sniper kills the lovely woman Nick is walking behind, he can't restrain himself. He tries for the shooter. Bare handed. Even though he fails, it's headline news. Kate wants a follow up story. Nick isn't interested.

The attack proves to be the work of domestic terrorists. And they want Nick dead, for he can identify the sniper. In his efforts to survive, he becomes irrevocably linked with Kate, who is then also slated to die. Their only hope is to uncover the true objectives of this group. And then to thwart them in some way.

Against all odds, they discover exactly what is needed. Records. Irrefutable proof. All of it of incalculable value to anyone seeking more wealth or power.

In this lies a grand dilemma. They must pass this information to someone able to prevent what is planned, and thus save their lives. But who with such power can be trusted to act in the interests of the country, rather than their own?

Once started, you won't put this book down until you're read the last word. Another barn-burner, that's certain.


From A Review

Having read one other McElwain book, I can recommend heartily that anyone who enjoys action stories, mystery stories, political stories, or today's headline stories, should seriously consider this one, or any other titles by this imaginative author. His characters live down the block, until they are snagged into circumstances that bring out the best of humanity, while they manage to maintain believable and likable personalities, and admirable idealism...


From The Author

While writing Strike Terror, the focus was strictly on pace. While I like the way the characters evolved, I kind of think this tale moves more quickly than anything else I've written. It opens hard and fast. Then there's a lull in which major characters are introduced. But soon it's moving again, and it accelerates right to an ending that seems trick to me. I hope you'll find this so.

Bob McElwain


Other Tales By Bob

Blowback - Thugs burst into Dr. Wade Turklen's home, brutally assaulting and slashing the throats of his wife and two teenage daughters. He is shot and left for dead. Was his family the victims of a random attack or was he the target, and his family killed only to cover that fact? Fueled by hatred and bent on revenge, he sets out on a mission that may very well destroy the very essence of whom he believes himself to be. more...

Slaughter on Maple Street - Officially Marsha Rieker and five others were murdered by a crazy. As Kyle, her brother, wraps her affairs, he discovers why she died: she had information the CIA does not want released. When an attempt is made on his life, he suspects they believe he now has it. Badly in need of help, he gathers a team of competent professionals who have fought beside him in Special Forces. Even as they prepare to move out, each man knows he may not make it this time. more...

Lethal Wind - Harry Boggs is the man to see about cocaine. And he's accumulated 200 million bucks dealing the stuff. Can one man buck this kind of power? Scott Macklen is not at all sure he can. But he knows that if he does not, he will die. A masterful mix of coke, violence, and murder, delivered skillfully to create a fast, easy read, difficult to put down. more...

Take the Shot - When the body of the latest victim of a serial rapist is accidently discovered, Lisa Anders knows she is also slated to die, for she can identify the killer. Should she flee? Abandon her hopes and dreams for a successful career? Or stay and tough it out? With ex-cop Todd Hallster at her side, Lisa reluctantly decides to stay. Immediately she realizes she may have made the greatest mistake of her life, one she may not survive. more...

Blackmail - Terri Delaney knows Jack Collier will do whatever needs doing to end the blackmail that treatens her career in television. But she also knows it may not be enough. A who-done-it with a twist that will surprise you. more...

Those Who Betray - Initially, Eva Starling, a noted economist, only needs answers from Mark Rippet to questions about how his dad went bankrupt. When they realize their lives are at risk because she asked them, other questions overwhelm. And survival becomes the primary goal. Fast paced action at its best. more...

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