Sharkways...

Sharkways About the book Bill Minto is a world weary property developer His marriage is on the rocks His health is failing His cut cornered projects constantly threaten to come back and haunt him So when a myst

  • Title: Sharkways...
  • Author: A.J. Kirby
  • ISBN: 9781615727728
  • Page: 499
  • Format: ebook
  • About the book Bill Minto is a world weary property developer His marriage is on the rocks His health is failing His cut cornered projects constantly threaten to come back and haunt him So when a mysterious caller offers him the job of a lifetime all he must do is excavate the hidden tunnels under a country house he jumps at the chance But it soon becomes clear BillAbout the book Bill Minto is a world weary property developer His marriage is on the rocks His health is failing His cut cornered projects constantly threaten to come back and haunt him So when a mysterious caller offers him the job of a lifetime all he must do is excavate the hidden tunnels under a country house he jumps at the chance But it soon becomes clear Bill is not alone in the tunnels A past he d long believed hidden lurches after him in the darkness, smelling blood And guilt.Excerpt Bill peered into the gloom, tried to pick out the scurrying things He imagined them going for his fingers first Eating them away so there was nothing holding him up any , and then just swarming over him in the water, feasting He tried splashing at the water with his free hand Heard water slapping back off the rock Felt it raining down on top of his hard hat Felt it trickling down his cheeks too, though that may well be something else.He saw movement.It came vertically on the rock face, moving slowly down the incline He only saw it because of the light emanating from its core The creature looked like an animated Egyptian artefact It shone gold, royal blue, racing green At times, the creature s shell was transparent Bill saw all of its inner workings the pumping heart, the roiling stomach, panting lungs At other times, the shell hardened, glistened like diamonds He thought it might be put off by the water, but it wasn t It skittered with a new purpose, heading straight for his fingers, which whitely gripped the rock Bill couldn t find the strength to flick the bug away He feared that if he touched it, it could shock him But as it crawled onto his left hand, he shivered Hell, the bug was smaller than his hand, not much wider than his ring finger, but he didn t dare bash it flat It started to scramble over the mark where his watch had once taken up residence on his wrist, onto his arm His eyes widened The tiny hairs on his arm stood to petrified attention.The bug continued to creep over him Bill itched to flick it away but he knew he couldn t use his right hand, couldn t let go of his precarious hold on the rock His left hand, the one the bug already crawled over, was frozen For a beat, he thought about trying to edge his chin down, somehow knock the thing off him with a twist of his neck but he quickly dismissed the idea The thought of that thing anywhere near his face was too much to bear.

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