Excerpt from Chapter 15

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 15:

They all left and started working to get Jimmy out. The warden
made a couple phone calls to see when the electric chair was
going to be used next. The electric chair was going to be used the day
before Jimmy’s execution. The big guy was going be executed. Jimmy
asked to be with him in his cell. They said no because Jimmy was confined
until execution. Jimmy thought it sucked because he wanted to
finish their fight before execution.

Johnny went to see Chuck. Chuck opened the door and Johnny saw
that one of his eyes was missing. Chuck asked if he could help him.
Johnny said, “I hope you can. Do you remember the inmate that saved
your life?” Chuck said he did and knew he was up for execution the
next week. “He needs your help. Do you still work on the electric
chairs?” Chuck said he did and would love executing the people who
took his eye. “We need you do us a favor. We need you to lower the
electricity going through the chair.”

Excerpt from Chapter 14

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 14:

Jimmy couldn’t be seen. Johnny said, “I can take you to Texas.”
Jimmy said he would find a place and Stacy said she was so glad he
was back in their lives. They stopped at a gas station so he could
change clothes.

Jimmy said, “Before I go I would like to go to the cemetery to say
sorry to Krista Crown.” Johnny said that would waste time, but Jimmy
said he had to do it. Johnny drove him there .The sun was setting.
Jimmy got out of the truck and walked to her grave. Jimmy sat right
in front of her tombstone and started praying for forgiveness. Jimmy
said out loud, “They got the real killer. She can rest.” Johnny grabbed
his shoulder and said they have to go.

Excerpt from Chapter 13

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 13:

One week went by. Jimmy walked in the lunchroom and
the three of  prisoners were back. They saw Jimmy and gave
him a holy shit look. Jimmy grabbed some food and sat real close to
them. The big guy sat near Jimmy. The big guy asked how Jimmy was
going to kill them and was told real slow. “I’m going skin them alive
and wear their skin like clothes.” The three guys were listening.

One guy said, “We have to get him before he gets us.” They all nodded.
Jimmy went back to his cell to get ready for the yard to exercise
The two guys were following him from a distance. The big guy was
behind them. Jimmy stopped and looked back. They were little closer.

Excerpt from Chapter 12

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 12:

Acouple weeks went by and Bob the lawyer came to talk to
Jimmy about the stay of execution. They grabbed Jimmy and
put him in an empty room Bob was waiting outside the room. They
both walked in and closed the door behind them. Bob said to sit down
They both took a seat. Jimmy said, “Bob, what’s going on?” Bob said
they had to go over everything for the stay. Jimmy looked at him right
in the eyes and said, “I don’t want a stay.” Bob asked what he was talking
about. Jimmy said, “I don’t want this life.” Bob said at least he
would be alive. Jimmy said, “What kind of life is this .Have to fight to live every
day? This is not a life worth living.”

Bob said, “You have two more months if you change your mind. I’ll
visit you one more time before your execution.”

Excerpt from Chapter 11

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 11:

The next morning came and Jimmy knew this wasn’t going to
be good. The judge had Jimmy come in to hear his fate. Stacy
was there and the family of the victim. The judge asked the victim’s
family if they wanted to speak before he gave his verdict. The family
said yes. They told him what kind of a woman she was. How great a
wife and mother. Tears were coming down their faces. The judge asked
Jimmy if he wanted to say anything. Jimmy said yes. The judge told
him not to say anything stupid. Jimmy looked back to the family. “I
hope this brings peace in your life. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”

The family stood up and said, “Never, you monster.”

Excerpt from Chapter 10

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 10:

Acouple weeks went by and Jimmy said it was time. “Let’s do
this for baby Kim. I kick the shit out of you and then you go
to the hospital and act like you’re scared for your life. I’m going kick
you a couple times and blacken both eyes.” She said to do it. Jimmy
asked if she was ready and Stacy nodded her head. Jimmy punched her
right eye. Stacy fell to the ground. Jimmy kicked her in the stomach.
Jimmy said, “Stand up. Let’s not stop now.” Stacy said it really hurt.
Jimmy helped her up and when she was standing he punched her in
the left eye. She fell to the ground. Stacy said it was enough. Jimmy
said, “Be strong for one more punch.” Stacy asked where he was going
to hit her? Jimmy said, “You don’t want to know. Stand up” She stood
up and he punched her in the nose. Stacy started crying and blood
poured out of her nose. Jimmy said, “We have to make it look like
you’re fighting back.”

Excerpt from Chapter 9

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 9:

Jimmy went to work and it was cold and raining He could barely
see the road. He took the highway. The car started bucking back
and forth and stalling. Jimmy said to himself, “Not right now. Please
keep moving. I’m going get fired.” The car stalled. Jimmy pulled the
car on the side of the highway. He got out of the car and kicked the
tires, and started screaming at the top of his lungs. Jimmy started walking
on the highway, but nobody would pulled over. Jimmy was soaked
and wet before he got one mile. He saw a house in the field, but the
field had a fence around it. Jimmy tried to jump the fence, but the
fence was too high. He found a hole in the fence, crawled through and
started walked toward the house. He came to a real dark spot in the
field and looked down. It was a big hole filled with water. Jimmy
thought to himself, That was close.

Excerpt from Chapter 8

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 8:

Jimmy went back to work and he got called in the office. His boss
was there and asked him to sit down. Jimmy looked at his boss and
knew the bubble had bust. Bobby said, “I hate do this to you, but
you’re fired. There’s nothing I can do. I tried to fire Alex because I
didn’t like him anyway, but the order came from upstairs. I’m sorry.”
Jimmy said it was okay and he would figure something out.

Jimmy went right home. Stacy asked why he was home. He told her
everything. “I’m going to stay home for a little bit and then look for
another banker job.”

Excerpt from Chapter 7

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 7:

Jimmy was at work. He went in the lunchroom and saw on CNN
news that airplanes were crashing into the Twin Towers. Everybody
was staring in shock. Jimmy asked what movie they were watching?
Bob said it wasn’t a movie, but real life. Jimmy was shocked. He
called Stacy and told her to turn on the news. She said she had already
seen they were under attack. He told her he had to do something to
help. He told her he was going to take a couple days off to go to
New York and help look for survivors. She said that would be good.
He called Johnny to see if he wanted to help. They both drove to New
York. On the way Jimmy said, “If they find out who did this I am
going to re-enlist. Johnny told him to calm down, because he had a
good life and not to do anything stupid. When they got there they
turned them away. They thanked them but said they had it covered.
Jimmy and Johnny felt useless because they couldn’t help.

Excerpt from Chapter 6

Ultimate Sacrifice by Steven Brown

Excerpt from Chapter 6:

The next day Johnny showed up with his family. Jimmy gave
the little girl a hug and Johnny’s wife one, too. Stacy said,
“Come in. We have a couple rooms you can use.” Jimmy shook his
hand and gave him a man hug. They all went out to a restaurant.
Johnny asked how everybody was holding up? Jimmy said they were
doing fine, taking it one day at a time. Jimmy said he had to go to the
bathroom. When he walked away, Johnny asked Stacy how he was for
real? “He has real bad nightmares. He sleeps a couple hours a day and
he won’t tell me what happened over there. He acts like nothing happen,
and now he has this over his head. A cop died trying to save his
dad’s life and he regrets everything.”

Jimmy walked back and everybody at the table looked at him He said,
“What? My zipper down?”