ReDo: Redaction: Dark Hope, Chapter One, unedited

Alright ladies and gents. Stop threatening to hurt, maim or kill me. David is safe and his usual loveable self. Here is the new chapter one (which was chapter 3).

Chapter One

Dirk Benedict blinked. Eyes opened or closed it didn’t matter. Inky blackness swirled around him, crept inside his skull. He clasped the headlamp on his helmet. Cold metal cut into his palm, but he didn’t flick the switch. Didn’t shed light on the people around him.

Men swore.

Women cursed.

Someone screamed.

Another sobbed.

Dirk resisted the urge to plug his ears. Scaring the people was a necessary evil. Just for a bit. Just until they saw the wisdom of his words.

“If everyone could please stay calm.” Doctor Mavis Spanner spoke clearly in the void. “We’ll have the lights on in a minute.”

He swallowed hard. Unlike some of the others, he liked the Doctor. She was a smart cookie and seemed to genuinely care about people, but she was on the wrong side. And he couldn’t stand by while corruption ran rampant and destroyed what was left of humanity.

He’d already paid the price once; he wouldn’t pay it again.

Even if some folks had to be sacrificed.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to ReDo: Redaction: Dark Hope, Chapter One, unedited

  1. Linda O says:

    please finish the book loved the first two need the third!!!! thank you for the entertainment and yes i also live in the valley and I am ready for what may come your boks seem to come close to what I think!

    • Thanks so much. Do you recognize the areas? Growing up here, I love setting stories in my hometown. The 3rd book is done, it’s just at the editors at the moment. 20 more days and it should be published.

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