Saturday, January 7, 2012

44th Six Sunday - from Large Target, an encounter with Genghis Ron

A pivotal moment from Large Target, just released last week. Investigator Josephine Fuller has a special assignment looking for an admiral’s daughter who may be in the grip of a fanatical organization. Unfortunately Jo walks into a family house party and runs into the admiral himself, drunk, grabbing at women guests and living up to his nickname “Genghis Ron.” He tries to aim a minicam up her skirt but Jo shakes him off:

"Thinks she can get coy," he brayed, gripping my skirt for purchase and holding out the minicam with the other hand.

"No," I said as I shook the can of soda with a thumb over the hole and aimed it at his eyes. The spray at close range startled him enough to send him back on his rear while I jerked my skirt from his grip.

"Whoa!" the admiral exclaimed, shaking his head and looking around as if he weren't quite sure how he had landed wet-faced and back on the living room floor.

Several guests applauded as I retreated into the kitchen where a woman handed me a dampened dish towel and took my dripping soda can with a smile, "Here, honey," she said, "we all enjoyed that."

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  1. And so did I! Thoroughly enjoyed reading your snippet!

  2. Loved this excerpt! I applaud her, too. :)

  3. Woo-hoo! I enjoyed that, too. Do it again! Fun six, Lynne. :D

  4. What a jerk and Josephine got him good. Fun six!

  5. oh too funny - I never feel comfortable using the word “purchase” but you used it perfectly

  6. hee hee, and I enjoyed it too! Great 6!

  7. Thanks, Alix, Jessica, Siobhan/Meg & Gem, the admiral can't be ignored, although there's more to him than meets the eye.

    Thanks, Sassy, I didn't realize I used the word till you pointed it out, but it does seem to belong there!