Calling the Shots by Karen Dionne
Jason just broke up with his pregnant girlfriend. Now he’s in the forest, cutting firewood alone, which he knows is a foolish and dangerous thing to do…
A short story of 1,500 words. First appeared in the anthology FIRST THRILL: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors edited by Lee Child.
“A terrific tale, with the coldest ending line I have read since the last novel by Richard Stark. If I had read it in 2010 it would be on my best of the year list. Karen Dionne apparently specializes in ecothrillers, and she seems to know her woods and her woodsmen very well.” – Little Big Crimes
Praise for Karen’s novels:
“What a ripper of a story! I loved every page.” — Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author.
“A heart-thumping, timely thriller.” — Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling thriller author
‘Quick pacing and rapid-fire writing will satisfy any Michael Crichton fan.’ — Sierra Club
‘Highly recommended.’ — James Rollins, New York Times bestselling thriller author