Excerpt from "THE CERBERUS CLAN-CHANGING OF THE GUARD" By Ken Janssens
Joe let loose with a round. He connected with some part of the other Citreon, causing a ricochet. The driver slumped over in his seat without a sound. Kate began firing measured shots at the two remaining men. She knew that with her bad hand inside a bouncing vehicle she would never hit them. Kate merely hoped to send them scurrying back to their truck for cover, which is exactly what happened. They discharged a few rounds in the Harrises’ direction.
“Pick another and fire!” Kate yelled as she unloaded another three rounds. She didn’t hear a rifle shot.
“Joe?” Kate questioned. She heard nothing. “Joe! Gus, what’s going on with your brother?”
Keeping his hands on the wheel, Little Gus craned his neck to spy his brother’s face. “Joe… Mom, he’s just staring forward.”
“Has he been shot?!”
“I don’t think so.”
“Joe!” Kate screamed as she blasted one more time. “Talk to me now.”
“I can’t…” Kate knew that if Joe could talk, he was probably just in shock. The driver looked dead. Kate pulled the trigger again, nothing came out. She was empty. And they were getting close to the truck. Kate needed the rifle, but if she could barely get Joe to talk, there was no way he would be able to pass it to her. A bullet bounced off the truck’s grill near Gus. They were way too close. Twenty feet. All that was left was to ram one Citroën into another.