Shadow of the Drill
By Rhani D'Chae
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
A Gritty and Violent Thriller.
A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine.
For fifteen years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.
On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey. Judge, Jury, and Executioner; he seeks out those who target the weak, condemning them to the kind of justice that has made him a legend.
Donny’s body sagged against the restraints that held him upright in the chair. He no longer had the strength to scream, which was fine by Decker. The noise had begun to irritate him, and he was glad that it had finally stopped.
A glance at his watch told him that it was five minutes after ten, which was not bad. Another fifteen or twenty minutes would give him what he needed with plenty of time to spare. Then a quick shower, a couple of phone calls, and he would be ready to hit the streets.
He knelt down with his hands resting on Donny’s knees. The man had not opened his eyes in almost ten minutes, but Decker knew that he was listening. “Donny, I’m gettin’ tired, and my back hurts. It’s been a long day, and I hear the shower callin’ my name. We both know you’re lyin’, so just tell me where the key is and we can be done.”
He waited for the requested information, but his prisoner did not respond. “It’s over, man,” he said finally. “You broke the faith, and I can’t let it pass. If I did, word would leak that I actually do have a speck or two of compassion and that’s the last thing I need. Every dipshit on the strip would start thinkin’ they’re good enough to play me, which would make my life a living hell. I have enough to do without spendin’ my time defendin’ my reputation as a heartless bastard. So . . . you gotta go. Now you can go easy, or you can go hard. It’s up to you.” He yawned, rolling his left shoulder to ease a minor twinge while Donny protested frantically in useless denial.
“Look . . .” Decker kept his voice reasonable. “I talked to the bartender, and he fingered you. He’s seen you in the bar often enough to know who you are, and I’d told him when you were comin’ in.” He stood up and reached for his coffee cup.
“He remembers what time you got in, but it’s not the time I told you to be there. It’s not even close. So I have to ask myself - why would Donny be in the bar an hour and a half early? And then you say you met my investigator, and everything went as planned . . . except for one little thing.”
He leaned close, his face inches from his prisoner’s. “Do you know what that one thing was, Donny? Do you have any ideas?”
Donny shook his head vigorously, his mouth working without sound. His body felt as if it was on fire, with the burns on his back from Decker’s lighter a constant source of suffering. He was close to breaking, but resolved to fight for as long as he possibly could. He had betrayed Decker for a reason, and if he broke then both the betrayal and its consequences would be for nothing. His only hope was to die before he spilled everything, and he prayed desperately to whichever God it was that listened to low-life, panhandling, purse-snatching, garbage-grubbing street trash to take him quickly.
Rhani D'Chae is a visually disabled writer who was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. Because of her failing eyesight, she no longer reads as much as she used to, but she does enjoy falling into the worlds created by other Indie authors as often as hre vision will allow. Shadow of the Drill is her first published novel, and is the first in a series that revolves around an unrepentant enforcer and the violent life that he leads.
She enjoys chatting with readers and fellow writers via Social Media sites, and loves getting comments and other input from those who have read her work. She is on Facebook, and also on Twitter, @rhanidchae. Also, if you have the time, please stop by her blog: rhanidchae.wordpress.com.
Ms D'Chae is currently working on Winter of the Drill.
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