Escaping Capture (Island Refuge EMP Book 3)
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Expect edge-of-your-seat dystopian drama in book 3 of Grace Hamilton’s post-apocalyptic series.
The time has come to pick a side and choose between bad or worse.
Gathered on the shores of the Pasqualee vineyard island, Elna and a small group of EMP-attack survivors are anticipating a military ambush. From a distance, armed soldiers are attempting to cross the drawbridges that connect their safe retreat to the grim horrors of the new world on the mainland.
What they don’t yet realize is that this uninvited group of fighters is under attack themselves – from the dangerous paramilitary unit led by Elna’s rogue ex-boyfriend. When the battle-worn Marines finally make the crossing, they ask more questions than they’re willing to answer, leaving the island inhabitants questioning whether they can trust the unwelcome visitors.
Until their true purpose is uncovered… and Elna and her father discover that their island is hiding more secrets than they could ever have imagined.
As they come to terms with the revelations about their home, a new band of mercenaries descends upon them with the sole purpose of destroying their vineyard’s secret, so that chaos can rein free.
Now the fight is no longer about the endurance of just the Pasqualee group. Elna, along with faithful Malin and the original survivors, must protect the island. The future of America depends on it.
Prepper survivalist author Grace Hamilton invites you to step into a post-apocalyptic, EMP-ravaged world filled with strong, resourceful characters, survivalist knowledge, and edge-of-your seat action.

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Date de parution 14 octobre 2020
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EAN13 9798201165666
Langue English

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Island Refuge EMP



Escaping Conflict

Escaping Chaos

Escaping Capture
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales, is entirely coincidental.


RELAY PUBLISHING EDITION, OCTOBER 2020
Copyright © 2020 Relay Publishing Ltd.
All rights reserved. Published in the United Kingdom by Relay Publishing. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.
Grace Hamilton is a pen name created by Relay Publishing for co-authored Post-Apocalyptic projects. Relay Publishing works with incredible teams of writers and editors to collaboratively create the very best stories for our readers.


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Blurb

Expect edge-of-your-seat dystopian drama in book 3 of Grace Hamilton’s post-apocalyptic series.
The time has come to pick a side and choose between bad or worse.
Gathered on the shores of the Pasqualee vineyard island, Elna and a small group of EMP-attack survivors are anticipating a military ambush. From a distance, armed soldiers are attempting to cross the drawbridges that connect their safe retreat to the grim horrors of the new world on the mainland.
What they don’t yet realize is that this uninvited group of fighters is under attack themselves – from the dangerous paramilitary unit led by Elna’s rogue ex-boyfriend. When the battle-worn Marines finally make the crossing, they ask more questions than they’re willing to answer, leaving the island inhabitants questioning whether they can trust the unwelcome visitors.
Until their true purpose is uncovered… and Elna and her father discover that their island is hiding more secrets than they could ever have imagined.
As they come to terms with the revelations about their home, a new band of mercenaries descends upon them with the sole purpose of destroying their vineyard’s secret, so that chaos can rein free.
Now the fight is no longer about the endurance of just the Pasqualee group. Elna, along with faithful Malin and the original survivors, must protect the island. The future of America depends on it.
Contents



Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Epilogue


End of Escaping Capture

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About Grace Hamilton

Also By Grace Hamilton
1

A strong wind was blowing in from the west, sweeping over the island, across the fishing dock, and out into the bay. It pushed Elna’s shoulder-length black hair into her eyes, and she tucked it behind her ears. Then she opened the legs of the telescope, set it on the dock, and pointed it in the direction of the drawbridge.
“Can you see it now?” Malin asked.
Something was happening out around the second drawbridge. She’d first seen it through the binoculars—people brawling with fists and tools—but Malin had gone to the storage shed halfway up the hill and brought back the telescope. Now, she could see it clearly.
The second drawbridge was four miles out into the bay, and there was frantic movement happening around it. Two groups of people had squared off against each other on the causeway. The brawling seemed to have ceased, and they were drawn up in in what appeared to be battle lines. The more distant group wore the camouflage uniforms of Rod Smith’s militia. The group closer to the drop-off appeared to be wearing US military uniforms of some kind, though Elna couldn’t tell which branch from this distance.
Rod’s men were shouting and pointing. The other group was spread across all four lanes, their backs to the drawbridge. Among them, she saw at least one small child wailing in terror and clutching her forehead. Some of them seemed to be injured.
“Rod Smith’s boys are facing off against another group,” Elna said, stepping to one side and gesturing at the telescope. “There’s a kid over there.”
Raymond Cabello and his son, Daniel, were standing at the end of the fishing dock, gazing off into the distance, though the second drawbridge was little more than a vague blue-gray shape with the naked eye. Suddenly, Daniel’s knees wobbled, and he caught himself against the handrail. His father reached over and put an arm around his shoulders. The boy was doing better these days, thanks to the experimental medication they’d brought back from Manchester, but he was still very sick.
“Could it be a mutiny?” Malin said, peering through the telescope. “A few families from the militia camp trying to break free and escape?”
Norman took a look next, scanning back and forth with the telescope.
“No, I don’t think they’re from Rod’s camp,” Elna said. “They seem to be dressed in actual military uniforms. These people came from somewhere else.”
Norman gasped. “My God, there’s someone in the water.”
“He must have been pushed in,” Elna said. “They’re standing awfully close to the edge.”
“This guy’s swimming around,” Norman said. “It looks like he’s headed for the other side of the drawbridge. Can he climb up there?”
Elna looked through the telescope again. It didn’t take long to spot the swimmer. This was no desperate man trying not to drown. He was speeding with purpose across the gap toward the far side of the drawbridge. As she watched, she realized he was cutting across to the northeast corner, where the mechanism for the drawbridge hung out of the bottom of the service building like the guts of an eviscerated carcass.
“The bay is crawling with sharks,” she said. “He’s lucky they’re not swarming.”
As she looked carefully, the swimmer’s clothing seemed to shift and change. She couldn’t make sense of it. It almost appeared as if the striped pattern was animated.
“What in the heck is going on?” she muttered. She picked up the telescope by its three-legged stand and moved closer to the end of the fishing dock, as if that might give her a clearer view. “What is he wearing? Some kind of weird pattern.”
It’s a wetsuit, she decided. The chaotic pattern seemed deliberate. Was it just a design? It seemed too eye-straining to be a simple decoration.
“Malin, you were a surfer in your former life, right?” she said. “Take a look at the guy in the water and tell me what the weird wetsuit is all about? Something strange is going on here. I don’t think this is just some random encounter on the road.”
Malin looked through the telescope again. “You’re talking about the stripes? Yeah, I’ve seen them before. As I recall, the pattern is supposed to ward off shark attacks. I met a guy with a similar wetsuit design on the Gold Coast of Australia once. I don’t know if the pattern works or not.”
“So clearly this guy came here intending to swim the bay,” Elna said, worried now. “He knows the area. He knows the water is shark infested, and he planned accordingly. Malin, who are these people?”
“Former guests of Pasqualee Vineyard,” Malin suggested, “looking to take a break and get away from all the roaming gangs and horror?”
“I’m being serious,” Elna said.
“If they’re in uniforms,” Norman said, “these are military people. Probably on a mission.”
“Not just any military people,” Malin said. “They’re also pretty skilled. The swimmer made it. He’s reached the other side, and he’s climbing up into the drawbridge mechanism.”
Elna grabbed the telescope again and took a look, but the swimmer was already gone. Apparently, he’d crawled up into the underbelly of the service building, where the drawbridge motor was mounted. Meanwhile, across the gap, the two groups were still squaring off against each other, as if waiting for someone to make a move.
“Is there any chance they can actually get the drawbridge down?” Norman asked.
“I highly doubt it,” Elna said. “Malin and I jammed the motor during our escape from Rod’s camp.”
But then, as if to defy her words, she saw the drawbridge shudder and begin to drop.
This whole thing seems coordinated , she thought. This group came here intending to reach the island, and Rod’s men tried to stop them. But what could they possibly want that would be worth the risk to their lives?
The only thing she could think of that might be of military interest was the old abandoned base on the southwest corner of the island, but that place was little more than a dusty lighthouse and a bunch of crumbling, empty buildings. Surely there was nothing of interest there.
Elna felt a crawling unease as the bridge descended, as if she were being slowly, unavoidably exposed. There was still another drawbridge, but what would stop them from lowering that one as well?
“We can’t handle all of these people coming onto the island,” she said.
“I’m not sure we can stop them,” Malin replied. “A coordinated military operation? What are we going to do about it?”
“We’d better figure it out. They’re on their way,” she said, still peering through the telescope.
The drawbridge settled into place, and the Army group turned suddenly and fled west. One of the women scooped up the small child in passing. Others aimed handguns back in the direction of Rod’s men and fired off a few shots. The man in the striped wetsuit emerged from the belly of the drawbridge like an ejected parasite and dropped into the water. As soon as he surfaced, he began swimming fast along the base of the causeway in the direction of the next drawbridge.
“This swimmer is like an Olympian,” she said. “He’s incredibly fast in the water.”
“What do we do?” Norman said. “Should we help them?

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