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30 Seconds Before (Prequel to 30 Seconds)

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Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen
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ebook, 60 pages
Published October 21st 2016 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
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Sherry Fundin
This may be short, but it is packed with action and danger.

Uh oh.

The streets of Cleveland are way too quiet, as Officers Blake and Max patrol the streets. All my senses are on high alert.

Then…all hell breaks loose. Officers are down and it is a blood bath.

Blake may have volunteered for a suicide mission, but he had no doubt it was the right thing to do. Imagine, working undercover work with the most dangerous man in the city, then going to your day job as a cop, knowing they want you dead. What
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Susan Swiderski
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: action
I've enjoyed all of Ms. Fey's books, and "30 Seconds" was one of my favorites, so I was particularly interested in seeing what she came up with as a prequel to that story. She did a terrific job setting up the story and taking us right to the point where "30 Seconds" begins, so much so that I'm tempted to read that one all over again to refresh my memory.

But I'm sorry to say I didn't find the writing in this book to be as engaging as in her earlier works. It felt like she made a conscious effor
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Juneta Key
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great prequel set up leading into the main storybook. Mobsters, cops, and challenging choices.
Paula Ratcliffe
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
This is the prequel to 30 Seconds in this one we follow Blake Herro a cop with the Cleveland Police Force who is determined to find out who killed 10 cops and bring the bad guys down what he didn't count on was going undercover with the Mob.

After reading 30 seconds it's interesting to see what happened before those events and how Blake dealt with the cop murders. Definitely caught my attention this was a great novella that delved on the mob and Blake getting close to them. Can't wait to see wha
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Lisa Thomson
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-fiction
Another exciting, action packed thriller by author Chrys Fey. Edge of the seat, undercover work keeps the suspense going throughout this novella. The only time we don't feel tension is when hunky detective Blake Herro is having a shot of bourbon. Although this was published after 30 Seconds, you can read it as a stand alone. Enjoy.
Medeia Sharif
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This an intense crime/thriller story involving murderous mobsters and a cop who wants to turn things around so that fewer of his men fall. This short piece doesn't compromise character development.
Chrys Fey
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Author of Hurricane Crimes, Seismic Crimes, Lightning Crimes - FREE ebook, Tsunami Crimes, and Flaming Crimes.

Chrys Fey blogs at Write with Fey and edits for Dancing Lemur Press. She's also partnered with the Insecure Writer's Support Group and runs their Goodreads book club. Newsletter Sign-Up

At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewro
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