Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.
On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.
Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?
“Chrys Fey’s 30 Seconds Before is the prequel to 30 Seconds and is a heart-racing read. It is a thrilling episode that ends with a bang! Blake Herro is a heroic character with a lot of guts. He faces his deadliest enemy with fearless courage, determined to bring him down, no matter what it takes.” – Readers’ Favorite
“The character development and graphic detail [is] what sets Chrys Fey apart from other authors. Chrys Fey writes with such strong detail that the reader feels as though they are a part of the scene.” – LAS Reviewer
“This an intense crime/thriller story involving murderous mobsters and a cop who wants to turn things around so that fewer of his men fall. This short piece doesn’t compromise character development.” – Medeia Sharif, author
What Women Will Love about Blake:
– He has a badge. (Who doesn’t like a man in a uniform?)
– He may not know how to cook a lot, but he’ll cook for you anyway. Pasta, grilled cheese, and mashed potatoes are his specialty.
– He’s willing to die for the woman he loves.
– He has curly “Simon Baker” hair.
– He’ll let you eat the last spoonful of ice cream.
FACT: She set my novella, 30 Seconds, in Cleveland, Ohio after she took a trip to Michigan and had a layover in the Cleveland airport. She didn’t get to explore the city, but the bitter cold that cut straight to the marrow in her bones made a big impact. It was after she was back in Florida when she thought of the opening scene of 30 Seconds. She could clearly see Dr. Dani Hart coming home with the bottom of her scrubs wet from the fresh snow, and right then she knew she had a new story idea
FACT: Chrys named Blake after a street in my city, and gave him the last name “Herro” because she was originally planning on calling “30 Seconds” Hearts and Heroes.