S. A. Hoag - Author
Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood

Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood

Loyalty has its price. So does revenge. Someone has to pay.

Learning the truth about the Altered, and the legacy of The Vista, is the first priority of Team Three. It may earn them exile from their home. They know this. Failure is not an option.

Excerpt

Mac knew there was a fire out in the west quadrant. Someone damned well better take care of it, because the wind was blowing towards the stables, and he was busy.

The intruder was injured, and disarmed. So was he.

"You can thank your friends, for this," the man hissed. He wasn't taller, but bulkier, maybe older, certainly intent.

"Friends? I have a camp full of friends," Mac taunted him, hoping one of them thought to check on him because of all the shit happening around them. His gun was out in the breezeway, somewhere, kicked away in the scuffle, and the intruder had lost his in the stairwell. It was under the furnace, out of reach. Of course, there was a cabinet full of various firearms, in the comm room, fifteen feet away.

The room was locked down because of the attack, and Mac didn't think he'd give him the time to type in the code to get access.

"Your Altered friends. They should have stayed in Montana. Then they'd be alive, and you could all go on with whatever lives you thought you wanted."

"You must have me mistaken for someone else."

"I don't make mistakes. Your partners are the Altered, the ones thinking they could unseat Vance from his stronghold. If Skolkovo couldn't, what made them think they could?" He dodged left, moving faster than Mac would have guessed he could, and they both crashed into the wall with a loud thump. A shovel hanging near the door clattered to the floor.

Whipping his head forward into Mac's, they both fell, stunned and bleeding. Mac kicked him repeatedly as he attempted to crawl towards the shovel. They grappled again, the intruder getting a grip on Mac's jacket and then a hard punch to the kidney. Mac kneed him in the face, breaking away, losing strength fast because he was bleeding badly from a knife wound that was worse than he had thought.

Then Trini Barnes hurried into the station bay, having lost her sidearm in the affray. She stopped in her tracks, startled, for a moment. She sprung forward, getting to the keypad.

The intruder went at her, struggling to his feet. Trini hurried, got the code wrong, swearing, dodging away. Mac came up fast, kicking a knee out as he grabbed for her.

"Mick," she called on her handset as he slapped it out of her hand, all three wrestling for it. She punched him squarely in the face and it slowed him down enough for Mac to knock him down.

"Don't open it," he told her. "Mine's in the breezeway." Trini bolted for it, shoving chairs aside, looking under the table. After a desperate few seconds that seemed like hours, she spotted the 10mm Kimber next to a pile of books, near the outer door. She scrambled, getting a grip on it, taking note how much bigger it was than the 9mm she'd been training with. Rushing back, she found Mac getting the upper hand, for the moment.

"Stop," she demanded, pointing the weapon at the intruder.

He laughed, knowing they were too close, moving too much, for her to be serious.

"Hit the alarm," Mac said.

The intruder lost his sense of humor.

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The Wildblood Series

A Post-Apocalyptic Action Adventure

No one remembers what started the war, the big one. Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear.

Twenty years on, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity. Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that. Their children, however, are not. The search for others will send them out into a world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.

Backlash The Vista Renegades

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"To me it reads like a mystery trying to find out there ultimate goal. And don't trust anyone with information. I loved how fast paced it is. And how strong these Characters are."

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