Callsign: Knight - Book 1 (a Shin Dae-Jung - Chess Team Novella)
Jeremy Robinson, Ethan Cross
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When a team of Delta operators goes missing in Shenhuang, one of China's newly constructed ghost cities, Shin Dae-jung-Callsign: Knight, is called in to assist. But the Osprey transporting him to the scene falls prey to an EMP attack and is forced to crash land atop a parking garage. With a wounded pilot in tow, Knight explores the empty city for signs of life and finds two terrified children who warn him that something monstrous is stalking the city. When the pilot disappears, leaving a pool of b lood and spent bullet casings behind, Knight doesn't doubt their story. As bullets fly and bodies drop, Knight must protect the children, uncover the fate of the missing Delta team and defend against an unstoppable killer whose ability to regenerate and whose horrible appearance reminds him of something he's faced before-the mythological Hydra. But he's not alone in the surreal abandoned city. A team of SAS soldiers, along with Anna Beck, a former member of Manifold Genetics' private security force, join the fray. Together, they fight against a nightmare that follows its objective to the end: kill them all.
up against.” The SAS commander snorted. “Quite frankly, kid, I don’t know you, and you don’t know me. So don’t talk to me like I’m one of the sodding paper pushers. I’ve probably spilled more blood in more mud than your whole damn unit combined.” Knight rolled his eyes. The old-timers always looked at his smooth, handsome face and assumed that he was some kind of newbie. And they didn’t have time to swap war stories and compare scars. Beck said, “You should listen to him, Donahue. He’s
as the creature threw one of the SAS soldiers through the plate glass. He grabbed the XM500 from Beck and blasted a round into the creature’s skull. It crashed backward, destroying the front of another empty store. They ran forward as fast their legs would carry them, curving around bends and forks in the path and heading toward the front of the mall. But the place was huge, and it seemed like they’d already run for miles. He had conditioned his body into a finely tuned machine, but even Knight
stare down at him. He could feel something being passed between them. It wanted him to know that this was far from over, that it would kill him. He stared back at the beast and matched its animosity. This thing had taken the lives of good soldiers, and he wanted its head as much as it wanted his blood. He gave the beast a two-fingered salute. It snarled back and then disappeared. 18. Salvatori surveyed his handiwork. It was a shabby patch job, but it didn’t really matter as long as it
to feel the pain in his abdomen. He suddenly felt light-headed. He touched a hand to his side. It came back smeared with red. He reached out to grab the table, but he missed and crumpled to the floor. Cho smiled down at him. “Don’t feel bad, old friend. We can’t all live forever.” From his place on the floor, Salvatori watched as Cho retrieved a syringe from the table. “Here’s to immortality.” Cho plunged the needle into his arm and pushed the amber-colored liquid into his body. Cho stood
become its life. 28. Knight scanned the streets surrounding the parking structure. The beast couldn’t be far behind. He had returned with the battery a few moments ago, and Donahue had quickly set to work in preparing the bomb. He just hoped that they would be able to draw in the creature and contain it long enough to detonate the warhead. He reached for the radio, clicked on the receiver and said, “Ling?” A frightened voice replied in a flurry of words. “We’re here. Can we leave now?