Scott Bury, and it seems all I have to do is give you seven sentences from page 7 or 77 of my work in progress. Okay, challenge accepted!
I'm going for page 7 because I haven't hit 77 pages in Gray Redemption yet. Tom Gray is trying to get back to the UK, and his friend is negotiating with a Chinese people-smuggler:
Just a few moments earlier he had planned to have the four passengers thrown overboard once the money had been transferred, but now he would have to guarantee their safe passage lest this laowai insult him further by going to a competitor.
He took a few deep breaths to disperse the adrenalin coursing through his body before replying.
“Once they reach the UK they will call you to confirm their arrival. You will then transfer the money.”
“Deal,” Hughes smiled, offering his hand to shake on it, but Tang ignored the gesture.
“If the money isn’t in my account an hour after that phone call, you’d better pray that you’re already dead.”
That's the easy bit done: I now have to nominate 7 authors I admire to carry on the challenge. The hard part was narrowing it down to just 7, but here goes (in no particular order):
It's all yours, guys!!