Before the Storm

Chris Kuzneski, Inc.
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Before the Storm is the first story in THE HUNTERS: ORIGINS, and it focuses on the team leader of the Hunters. After his unexpected discharge from the U.S. Army, Jack Cobb finds it difficult to adjust to civilian life. He flies to Florida to meet with his contacts at MacDill AFB, but he is denied entry to the base because of the scandal that ended his military career.

Thankfully two of Cobb’s closest friends (Jonathon Payne and David Jones) come to his rescue. Braving an approaching thunderstorm and some of the worst beach music they’ve ever heard, their tales of adventure do more than cheer him up. They open Cobb’s eyes to an opportunity that will change his life forever.

NOTE: This is not a full-length book. It is a short novella that takes place prior to the action of THE HUNTERS. The goal of ORIGINS is to delve into the backstory of the major characters in the Hunters series while setting the stage for future books and providing clues and insight into THE HUNTERS movie.
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Publisher
Chris Kuzneski, Inc.
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Published on
Dec 1, 2016
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Pages
54
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ISBN
9780990925613
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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