Inteachán – Book Three: Operation Turnback 3: 40 ‘cheap ale and anger’

Mac stepped forward. ‘Leave him alone,’ he said loudly and firmly.

The lout pushed Gilly to the floor and turned to Mac.

‘You want some too, do you?’ he snarled.

‘What I actually want is for you to leave him alone,’ continued Mac. ‘There is absolutely no need for such malevolence!’

Gilly lay cowering on the floor.

‘Please don’t, Mac,’ he croaked but it was too late.

‘No need for absolutely such what?’ spat the lout. ‘Your fancy words won’t help you now.’

He grabbed Mac by his collar. The lout’s breath reeked of cheap ale and anger. Mac stood as tall as he still could.

‘I am simply asking you to leave the poor man alone,’ he repeated defiantly. The lout seemed momentarily stunned by the fact that Mac wasn’t cringing and cowering.

Author: Barnaby Taylor

Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. He has recently written the VIRO series about a gang of teenagers struggling to survive in a world overrun by the infected. There are currently three books in the series and Book Four is on the way. VIRO is rapidly infecting the Amazon charts and gaining rave reviews along the way. Here's one of the latest reviews: 'I found myself sucked right into the characters and never-ending action and gore page after page. I very rarely buy books, but immediately purchased number two which I found equally as engrossing. Yesterday I bought book three in the VIRO series and instead of a good night's sleep I've got red eyes and a need for Red Bull! Fantastic series for all my zombie lovers out there!' Book One is currently FREE to download at the following links: Barnaby posts weekly updates on his writing on his blog and you can follow these updates at You can also find him on Twitter @BarnabyFTaylor.

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