From Sneakernet, a John Crane novella, now available free through the Hurricane (Reading) Group. Join us today!
Crane looked up and realized the Land Rover was negotiating a curve at the top of a low rise. The road descended in a gentle sweep past a farm driveway and swept behind another low rise where the river curved in a lazy oxbow to the left. Beyond that, it intersected with another rural road, and at that intersection were two trucks. One was another of Datafall’s black Suburbans. The other was an aged Toyota 4Runner that obviously belonged to one of the local farmers. The Suburban was blocking the road, while the Toyota had pulled off and parked on the shoulder.
Halla was braking, looking at the trucks with concern. Crane noted two black-clad figures in the road. At least one carried an automatic weapon.
“Don’t stop,” he said. “You’re visible. Turn into the driveway.”
“That’s Gunnar Steinsson’s truck,” she said. “What is going on here? It’s like an invasion.”