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Friday, January 11, 2013

{Excerpt} Delta Project: Hide by Jessica Jaster

Delta Project: Hide
by Jessica L. Jaster
Pages: 182
Available as of November 15, 2012

D005 has been a part of a secret government program known as the Delta Project her entire life. She has been genetically modified to be stronger, faster, smarter and to heal faster. Trained in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry and battle tactics, she has been worked to physical and mental exhaustion every day of her life. Raised without love or care of any kind, she has no idea what it means to be happy – to be free. And now she has run away. But then she wakes up on the rocky shore of the Missouri River with no memory of how she got there, or why there are bullet wounds, scratches and bruises riddling her body. Her entire past has become a blank sheet except for a recurring nightmare of her running through the woods with dogs chasing her and voices shouting at her that she can never hide. As she struggles to understand the kind of life she has never had, emotions she has never felt before, and the mystery of her past, she is helped by Brianna Hartman and Reid Phelps – the two teenagers who discover her. When she goes to live with Brianna at the Hartman Ranch, she must also learn to deal with Bri’s brother, the gruff Cormac Hartman, who is running from his own past. He seems to hate her from the word go, but when she discovers his crude attitude is just his way of dealing with the hurt he is feeling, she decides to make it her mission to draw him back into life. Then a mysterious stranger comes to the ranch and her new world comes crashing down around her as her past comes back to haunt her.

        Dogs were barking ferociously. They were getting closer. It was dark. There were tress all around her. She was running. She kept looking over her shoulder. The dogs’ barking suddenly sounded closer. She had to get away. She had to hide. She ran franticly. The air was heavy with fear. She ran and ran. Never tiring. Never running out of breath. But the overwhelming fear stayed with her. Hide. It told her. Get away. Then the dogs were there in front of her. Trapping her. Inching closer and closer as she tired to back away but couldn’t. no matter where she turned there were there. Snarling at her. Snapping their sharp pointy teeth at her. Lunging at her.
        Someone was yelling “Shoot her! We need her body! Shoot her now before she goes over!” then she was falling. Tumbling. There was pain. An unbelievable amount of pain. The darkness enveloped her.

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