After joining a special operations unit at a young age, the government turned Steven into a killer, and worse—someone who enjoys killing. He tells himself that was a different version of him, and he has changed. Yet one simple question haunts him: does he really want to change?
As civil war threatens to rip America apart, he yearns only for redemption and a good night’s rest. Two young dissident leaders may hold the key to Steven’s absolution, and to peace, but the government is poised to abduct them.
Faced with near impossible odds, Steven must extract the dissidents, but he encounters treachery at every turn, and he’s running out of time. Can he keep his personal demons in check long enough to save the rebels, or will the government claim them all as Enemies of the State?
NOTE: A special 5-chapter sneak previews of "Shatter Point" is included at the end of this short story.
Evolved Publishing presents a 10,000-word short story featuring Steven Cabbott, a memorable character from the award-winning suspense thriller "Shatter Point." [DRM-Free]
Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the Writing Center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. As an avid Knicks fan, he is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season.
Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog on The Patch designed to encourage writing for those that like telling stories.
What could possibly go wrong?
Tom's brilliant, but when it comes to people smarts, he's clueless. When his older brother disappears, Tom opens the door to adventure and terror—and a beautiful red-haired spy. She stands in the doorway and spins a tale so unbelievable it just might be true. What if his carefree brother is not just a tennis instructor, but a spy who has uncovered a secret so explosive it could trigger a bloody revolution?
Tom will do whatever it takes to get his brother back, even if he's completely unprepared for what happens next. He'll need the help of would-be friends and foes, and a whole lot of luck, to outwit the psychopathic killer holding his brother hostage. And maybe, just maybe, he can rescue his brother and keep America from reaching the fracture point, too.
Evolved Publishing presents a gripping, intriguing glimpse of what America might become. From the award-winning author of the Chosen series, Red Death, and Shatter Point, Jeff Altabef's Fracture Pointwill delight fans of thrillers, dystopian fiction, and fast-paced adventures. [DRM-Free]
Books by Jeff Altabef:A NEPHILIM THRILLER - Book 1: "Devil's Den"A POINT THRILLER - Book 1: "Fracture Point"A POINT THRILLER - Book 2: "Shatter Point"RED DEATH - Book 1: "Red Death"RED DEATH - Book 2: "The Ghost King"CHOSEN - Book 1: "Wind Catcher" (with Erynn Altabef)CHOSEN - Book 2: "Brink of Dawn" (with Erynn Altabef)CHOSEN - Book 3: "Scorched Souls" (with Erynn Altabef)
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