This is a sequel to my second book Deflection, which is a futuristic detective story to be released in Sept. Here is a sneak preview (has not been edited by my readers):
"High above in the overcast sky of the warm desert flew a small black bird. Fluttering from branch to branch of an old half live ironwood tree, the Phainopepla jerked upwards in fright. Without warning, the dark clouds in the sky was illuminated by a bright flash.
A tremendous crack sounded across the Tucson autumn sky causing many people to look up in fear at mankind’s greatest threat–Nature. The dark gray clouds began gathering together as they elicit their conflicting energy across the desert.
Below on the sandy floor, one pair of open eyes could not see the lightning flash. Her eyes shed no tears. Her ears could not hear the rumble in the mountains nor the mournful cry of the black Phainopepla.
As the woman’s face directed toward the overcast upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere, a few drops began sprinkling on her unfeeling skin. The tepid sandy soil caressed and swirled in front of her blind eyes. Somewhere in the city, someone will find the rest of her body."©A. Nation