Martial ArtsI’m not going to pretend that I’m going to get much further in writing this novel, I’m barely at 5000 words. But I’m going to keep plugging away and see how it goes. Here’s another, hopefully not the last, short excerpt from The Minus Men.

Mac also had a hired gun in Steve Wong. A big, muscular man with a shaved head and full beard, Steve was intimidating. He also had a fierce temper, a short fuse, and was always armed. Steve had worked with and for a few different criminal organizations, taking time every now and again to train with martial arts and other weapons experts. If you put an apple on your head, Steve had a way and a weapon that, from a few centimetres to a kilometre away, could take it off without you knowing. Steve preferred to use live targets, but he was content to practice with apples; he had never really liked apples.