Walk the Wire by David Baldacci EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: David Baldacci
- Genre: International Mystery & Crime, Crime Action Fiction, Crime Action & Adventure
- Publish Date: 21 April 2020
- Size: 10 MB
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I HAL PARKER WAS RESOLUTELY closing in on his prey, and he
felt his blood pressure amp up with every firm step he placed
into the dirt. He could tell he was nearing his target by the
frequency and volume of blood that had fallen onto the
darkened ground, like dulled rubies scattered in the rich soil.
He had obviously wounded rather than killed his quarry.
A carcass delivered was part of the deal if he was to earn his
fee. He was heartened by the blood loss. It evidenced the
inevitable, especially in an unforgiving climate like this.
He moved slowly and methodically forward. Fall was nearly
here, but summer was still hanging on, dragging its heatflamed and moisture-rich knuckles across the stark tundra.
Right now, he felt like an egg in a heated skillet. If it were
winter, he would be encased in special clothing, and Parker
would never, under any circumstances, start to run after his
prey. If you ran when it was fifty degrees below zero, your
lungs would hemorrhage and you’d drown in your own
Yet when it was this hot and humid, dehydration could kill
you just as quickly, and you’d never feel it coming until it was
Parker wore a bright tactical headlamp that literally turned
night into day, at least on his narrow path. He figured he might
be the only living person within many square miles. Clouds
scudded across the sky, all bloated with moisture and
surrounded by unsettled air. He was hoping the rain would
hold off just long enough for him to finish the job.
He looked to his left, where Canada sat not too far away.
Over an hour south was the town of Williston, which was the
very center of the fracking universe here in North Dakota. But
the Bakken shale region was so enormous that the land under
Parker’s feet held hundreds of millions of barrels of oil along
with hundreds of billions of cubic feet of natural gas. Maybe
more, he thought, because who the hell could really know the
extent of it?
Parker squatted as he assessed his next move.
He gazed ahead, rotating a hundred and eighty degrees on
the compass, calculating time and distance based on the size of
the blood splotches. He rose and moved forward, picking up
his pace slightly. He wore a hydration pack with a large camel
bladder and a feed line next to his mouth. His clothing was
lightweight, yet sturdy, constructed from self-wicking
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