The Omega Device
Book I of the Ha-Shan Chronicles
When Tattooist Maggie Doherty’s client is found murdered, Detective Russell Williams discovers an identical tattoo on another, recent murder-victim. Her obvious innocence leaves Russell perplexed, and with little more than a promise of future aid from her.
But their brief association has unwittingly made them targets for a group known only as Omega. Both must swiftly accept that life as they know it has changed, and prepare to uncover secrets buried by time, or else fall in a battle that might determine the very fate of Humanity.
Excerpt, Chapter 6: Fight or Flight
Soft steps propelled her instincts. In a flash, she was digging in a cabinet, grabbing what she could. Bottles flew over the counter with reckless aim. The man grunted, cracked more shots off, then dodged from view.
She glanced at a single bottle of drain cleaner remaining. His heavy feet sounded. Her hands flew, grasped a large knife from a drawer. The feet hesitated. A hand unscrewed the cleaner’s cap.
Her heart pounded. Steps began again, reached the doorway. Maggie slid up the wall, flattened against it. She felt him shift for a view of the kitchen…