HAPPY HOLIDAYS from myself and all of the members of Shadow Unit! To thank you all for your support this year, here’s a FREE standalone Christmas short story featuring Connor Finley and Shawn Weller. Enjoy!
BLURB: It’s hard to remember to celebrate Christmas when you’re chasing down terrorists.
How to Love Christmas Again
A Shadow Unit Holiday Story
By Jamie Lynn Miller
Sergeant Connor Finley fell back against his bed roll with a grateful sigh, staring up into the thousands of stars shining brightly overhead from where he lay on the edge of the sand in the Sudan desert. It was the end of a successful mission, and for once no one was chasing them or shooting at them. The intel they’d collected had been turned over to the appropriate government authorities and they were at their ex-fil location, waiting for the Shadow Unit helicopter that would pick them up at dawn. It was a rare opportunity to relax and Connor was planning on taking full advantage of it.
He ran a hand through his short, sandy brown hair and looked across the small fire at his partner. From the looks of it, Sergeant Shawn Weller had the same idea, also laying on his back, arms behind his head, fingers threaded in his thick, dark hair, blue eyes closed. They had both taken off their desert cammo shirts against the heat, hoping for some sort of cool breeze. They’d been chatting while they set up their small camp and ate their MREs, then fell into companionable silence. Which is why the single beep from Shawn’s watch sounded so loud in the quiet desert night.