In this snippet, Chief Petty Officer Kevin "Rimshot" Stanton is not having a great night. His best bud on the Squad, Bronco, is retiring to spend more time with his wife, and the powers-that-be still haven't found Kevin's sister Bethany. He's talking with his squad mates about it.
“Aw, hell, Rimshot. I’m sorry.” Magic lost his humor. “Who’d they send after her?”
“What?” Retro looked like he’s swallowed his tongue. “You serious? The Army?”
“Yeah, some special forces group called SNAIFU.”
Magic snorted. “There’s a group called snafu out there?” He shook his head. “What’s it really stand for?”
Kevin took a swig of beer. “Don’t know, don’t care.” Truth was he didn’t want to tell them. It was too farfetched. “The upshot is they didn’t find my sister.”
“Why didn’t your dad send in the SEALs?” Retro growled.
“She disappeared on American soil. SEALs don’t operate domestically.”
Kevin bit back a curse and set down his glass. “On the old man’s estate.”
“Are you fuckin’ kiddin’ me?” Magic gaped. “He lost her at home?”
Talk about a SNAFU. :P There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, and Sarah Wesson. Here's the blurb for Rimshot's Hard Target:
Navy SEAL sniper Kevin “Rimshot” Stanton has had one thing on his mind for months: Find his sister. When a retired teammate suggests calling a private investigator specializing in missing persons, he takes a chance on the woman he’s lusted after since a friend’s wedding. He hopes she won’t mind mixing business with pleasure, because he wants more than just her professional expertise.
Jaime Hensen isn’t the kind of woman to settle down. She likes the wham-whir-thank-you-sir lifestyle. But the night she spends with Rimshot makes her want more. Too bad he’s a glacier outside the bedroom. She throws all her concentration into the job to ignore the hurt.
When Jaime’s investigation gets too close to a mysterious company hiring only women, she’s kidnapped and Rimshot suspects they’ve taken his sister as well. He’ll need every skill in his arsenal to save them.
Rimshot has one shot to get love right, and he’s not about to miss.
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