Experience a heart-pumping and thrilling tale of suspense!
In this redemptive Thriller Short, bestselling writer Robert Liparulo revisits a character who might first have appeared in Liparulo’s novel Comes A Horseman, if he hadn’t ended up on the editing room floor.
Byron Stone is waiting. For three hours, he’s had his rifle trained on another human being, a violent offender with a woman and two children as hostages. Even though he’s already been given the green light for the kill, Stone takes his time. When the moment finally arrives, Stone will have to take the shot without flinching, without hesitation, because there may be only one split second that’s the right one for Stone’s strike. So thinking about the life he is about to end will have to wait. But it can’t.
Originally published in THRILLER (2006), edited by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.