By Alex Scarrow
The realm lies devastated after the big oil predicament that used to be defined in final gentle. Human society has kind of completely damaged down and thousands lie useless of hunger or sickness. There are just one or beacon groups that experience controlled to type a brand new approach to life. Jenny Sutherland runs this sort of teams. in accordance with a sequence of decaying offshore oil rigs - for safeguard - a number of hundred humans have rebuilt a semblance of normality during this differently useless international. yet as Jenny and her humans discover their atmosphere once more, they begin to grasp no longer each survivor has an identical imaginative and prescient of a higher destiny than their catastrophic prior. There are humans in the market who may take every thing they've got. conflict is coming, and the stakes are really gigantic ...
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His arms closed around my legs, binding, holding tight. It was the Tony Montana wannabe. I twisted, fighting to break free. The chopper tipped and veered to the right. I pulled a foot loose and kicked, hitting him in the forehead with my heel, but he wouldn’t let go. The blades canted, dangerously low to the ground. One hit and it would be over for all of us. I’d seen a bird cartwheel before. They never found all the pieces of the dead. I pummeled Scarface with my bare heel, the force shuddering up my leg.
Pushing off, I righted myself and ran harder. I could feel the man behind me now, feel his footsteps gaining. I was fast, but in a few strides he would overtake me. I was nearly upon the aircraft. Sand particles pelted my skin, stirred into the air by the blades. Hair whipped across my eyes. The chopper was now three feet in the air, rising fast. There was only one thing I could do, and I couldn’t believe I was actually going to attempt it. Once I passed under the chopper, I leaped for all I was worth.
Charming. I cradled his head between my breasts then smoothed my right hand around his shoulder and massaged up the back of his head to his scalp. I could feel him relax, goose bumps rising on his back. I collared his neck with my left arm, and then before he realized what was happening, I grabbed my right elbow, pushed his head downward into the V of my left arm and flexed my biceps, applying pressure to his carotid artery. He tensed, but even though he had weight and strength on me, it only took seconds before he was unconscious.
Afterlight by Alex Scarrow