This week’s sneak preview is from the soon-to-be-published Attack Hitler’s Bunker! and features the gorgeous Anna meeting Richard, one of the two heroes she is having affairs with.
Attack Hitler’s Bunker!
Copyright © 2013 by Lazlo Ferran
All Rights Reserved
Archibald led Richard out into the corridor and to the door of the next room. He fought off the pilot’s questions.” But Archie, how can I plan this if I don’t know …”
At that moment he saw Anna for the first time, and was silenced. She smelled of Pears soap.
“Richard, this is Anna Styles. Anna, this is Richard Earlgood.”
“Hello,” she said, smiling, and holding out a well-manicured hand. The man opposite clearly appreciated of her looks. Unimpressed by this, she looked beyond his stare. He had the lived-in good looks of a square-jawed film star, but there was something coy about his gaze. ‘He slouches!’ she also noted to herself, scoffing. However, his smile, which broke out as soon as she spoke to him, made her want to smile back.
“Hello,” Richard finally replied. Er … pleased to meet you.”
Anna’s mood of confusion was momentarily lifted and she smiled, appreciatively. All three sat at a small table and Archibald outlined the situation.
“This must be difficult for you. Are you still in love with him?”
“Richard …? Archibald protested.
“Sorry … I always was too direct. Born in the country, you know,” he said to her.
“Oh, it’s quite alright. As a matter of fact, I prefer a little directness. Just lately things have got so complicated. No … I don’t think I am.”
“So what do you want me to do?” he asked.
“Well, actually this may be simpler than we all imagine. I think Michael wants to help. I don’t think he any more considers himself a Nazi. If it were possible to secure his release …”
“Yes?” asked Archibald.
“… I think he would tell you everything he knows about how the mission was planned and who was involved. In return for guaranteed safety of course – for him and me. That’s what he said in my second meeting with him this morning. You see, there are German spies here, who might have him killed …”
Richard looked at Archibald who replied, “Let’s start with some simple things. Richard, if you were working with this Oberleutnant Dorfmann, what would be the first thing you would want to know?”
“Well, what did they practice on? How long did they practice and how do these ejector-seats work?”
“That’s three. Let’s just start with one. The first one: what did they practice on? Miss Styles, if Michael is willing to give us that answer, we would consider that the first step to his rehabilitation and possible release. How does that sound?”
“I will try,” she replied.
I have almost finished editing The Journals of Raymond Brooks and have completed quite a lot more of the first draft of Iron III. I have also been making some final adjustments to Attack Hitler’s Bunker! ahead of another round of proof-reading and then I am on to copy-setting before publishing. I have just created a page for my biography to the right of this post.
MotoGP: Valentino Rossi needs to deliver this weekend. If he doesn’t questions should be asked about his position in a top team like Yamaha.
I saw a lovely little film the other day: Season of the Witch with Nicolas Cage. It’s only 2 years old but must have gone straight to DVD because I had never heard of it. It’s a modest plot: two crusader deserters have to transport a young witch to a monastery where a demon is waiting. Good cgi and Cage managed passably to drop the US accent. Ron Perlman has proved himself an adequate actor over the years and now he has been in 2 of my favourite medieval films: this one and Name of the Rose. Anyway I liked it so don’t know why it went straight to DVD. I can’t even remember posters.