These are excerpts from my first book, "Black Bird," available from www.lulu.com (print) and from the Amazon Kindle store. Enjoy! Jack Terrington has an aptitude for getting away with murder. He’s been doing it for twenty years. He’s a drifter, leaving a trail of fear and death from coast to coast. And though he’s always avoided capture, he’s haunted by the memory of the sheriff of Liberty, Virginia — Jack had escaped him only by dumb luck. And that’s always bothered him. Now, he’s returning to the small town to settle the score. David Beaumont couldn’t wait to leave Liberty — he was tired of listening to endless stories about what a great man his father was, how he saved their town from a killer, sacrificing his own life. David’s on his way to a new life, leaving his hometown – and his father – far behind. But the killings have started again, and David’s the only one that can stop them. Should he return to the town he despises? And if he does, will he end up like his father — dead?