Otherwise Alone (Evan Arden – PREQUEL)
<— It’s only 50-something pages, but in that short amount of time, the author’s awesome writing packs in a whole lotta character detail. And sets the stage for the series, perfectly. But you don’t know it, yet.
All you know is that Evan Arden is in temporary exile as commanded by his Mob boss. You see, Evan made a boo-boo on his last “hit” and his boss needs time to “fix” things. Evan is too valuable (and a total pro) at his job as a killer. Being an ex-marine will train you nicely and being tortured in the desert for a year and a half will harden your heart and slowly destroy your soul. He’s now the perfect killing-machine.