An excerpt from this new work:
…Five nights later, Doug and Josef walk briskly along a paved trail through a suburban park, clad in earth tone outdoor clothing and knit caps, each wearing a small backpack. The moonlight illuminates their path, streetlights far off in the distance. They enter a landscape of mostly evergreens, a trail leading to a cul de sac appearing to their right.
Josef swings his backpack off his shoulder and zips it open. “It’s time.” The two don red lens polarized safety glasses and electronic earmuffs, adjusting the volume knobs. Foreign voices and music pop into their heads. Their eyes meet.
“This is it,” Doug says. “I’ll scope.”
Doug swings his backpack to his chest and unzips the main compartment, resting his hand on top, casually striding into the cul de sac. Josef steps to the side behind a tree, drawing a suppressed handgun from…
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