That’s the idea I had when I started writing Bring Back Our Girls a few weeks ago. I didn’t have an outline or a plan, but I knew the general direction I wanted to go and how the story would end.
I mean, we’re talking about that terrorist organization Boko Haram, something you don’t hear too much about anymore now that the rest of the world is blowing up. But still, who doesn’t want to see those guys get it?
A lot of people do, or at least 141. That’s the number that’ve read the first part of the story, or at least clicked on the link. Another 102 have done so for the second part, and 62 did so for the conclusion, which I put up just a couple days ago.
So people like to click on links to free fiction…yea!
But how many are really reading the damn thing? Hard to say, but a nice fellow did point out a typo in the first part today, which thankfully had been edited out of the final draft now up on Amazon and Smashwords.
Yep, I didn’t mess around and got a cover done fast. I wanted something that would show the desert, which is how I pictured a lot of this story in my head while writing it. In fact, I thought a lot about that old Clive Cussler book Sahara, and when I saw the first few drafts of the cover I now have I knew that it was what I wanted.
It’s a valid question, but as anyone who’s finished the story can tell you, there’s not much with the actual girls. Mostly it’s political intrigue and mercenary justice.
The story is ripped right from the headlines and has the President taking flak over prisoner swaps and facing impeachment. He needs a victory, and getting those 276 kidnapped girls is one way to do it.
With the help of his CIA director a black-op is set up to get the girls out. A French uranium plant security team is used by the CIA to lure a high-ranking al-Qaeda terrorist member from hiding. Hating this bomb maker that resulted in the death of their founder, terrorist organization Boko Haram gets word and sets out.
The result is a bloodbath in the desert, and one with an ending that slices to the bone. Action and adventure and quite a few laughs abound in this CIA-style thriller that's just as edgy as anything put out by Tom Clancy.
Well, that’s the idea. I’ll leave the whole story up in Free Fiction Fridays until later tonight and after that you’ll just have to buy the book for $0.99 to find out what happens.