Jack wanted to call out for help, to scream. Fear froze his mouth. He had been scared when the Japanese planes came roaring down out of the sky, sure. But it hadn't been like this. That had been a hot, frantic kind of fear, the kind that drove a man to action. Not the sort of cold horror he was experiencing now. The feeling grew even worse as he watched the nurse slowly straighten. Her shoulders moved as she began to turn toward him.James Reasoner's "Heliotrope" is in the number one anthology of the year, BEAT to a PULP: Round One, edited by Elaine Ash and yours truly, coming soon.
A lifelong Texan, James Reasoner has been a professional writer for more than thirty years. In that time, he has authored several hundred novels and short stories in numerous genres. Best known for his Westerns, historical novels, and war novels, he is also the author of two mystery novels that have achieved cult followings, TEXAS WIND and DUST DEVILS. Writing under his own name and various pseudonyms, his novels have garnered praise from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as appearing on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He lives in a small town in Texas with his wife, award-winning fellow author Livia J. Washburn.
Mr. Reasoner's blog can be found here.