Tight cords wrapped about his body, between his legs, jerking him upright and throwing him higher, dangling him across the light-slashed night sky. The rumbling intensified. His head snapped back. Above him, a parachute canopy blazed white in the spotlight from below. Beyond it loomed a huge dark beast, moving past in impossible slow motion. It towered over him. The parachute danced closer, second by drawn-out second; then it bowed, canted, and slid away, laying Faust on his back as it hauled him aside.
He gripped the harness shroud lines, chest and belly flinching. It was the bomber, the one he’d been riding in. The belly hatch framed Erhard’s laughing face, lit from below by a spotlight. With one hand, Erhard clutched the rubber coaming, cupping the other about his mouth. He yelled something — something short — which was overwhelmed by the racket and growing distance.
Maybe the plane was having mechanical problems — but they and the mechanics had tuned the Heinkel’s twin engines all afternoon. No one else was bailing out.
Erhard had thrown him overboard.
It didn’t matter how much schnapps he’d slugged nor how drunk he remained. When Faust hit the ground, Erhard was toast.
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1. Kay Springsteen - contemporary or regency
2. Nell Dixon, contemporary
3. Jenna Jaxon~Historical Romance
4. Sarah Ballance (sensual romantic suspense)
5. H. Linn Murphy, Regency
6. Sandra Nachlinger/Sandra Allen - Romance
7. Jean Joachim, Contemporary romance
8. Joselyn Vaughn ~ contemporary romance
9. Carrie-Anne Brownian ~ 1920s historical fiction
10. Patricia Kiyono, romance
11. Rachel Rossano - romantic fantasy
12. J. Gunnar Grey, mystery~adventure
13. Marsha Ward~Westerns with Heart & Grit
14. Chynna ~ YA
15. Ann Cory, historical romance
16. Meg Mims - Historical Western
17. Rebecca Sinclair-Historical Romance
18. Dianne Hartsock, paranormal
19. Marsha A. Moore - Fantasy romance
20. Sharon Cullen Romantic Suspense
21. Elaine Cantrell, Inspirational
22. Mirriam Smyth - Contemporary Romance
23. S.G.Rogers Romantic Fantasy/Fantasy Adventure