A Good Running Away

by Kevin Pettway

Misplaced Mercenaries:

A Good Running Away

Book: 1

If the enemies of your enemies are still your enemies, who are your friends?

Smart-mouthed Keane and feared-warrior Sarah escape the mercenaries of Wallace’s Company to start somewhere fresh, where no one is trying to kill them. Keane steals the company’s wages in return for his attempted murder, and Sarah agrees to the plan.

Unfortunately, Keane doesn’t have one.

On the run from the vengeful lord marshal and his wicked mercenary cutthroats, Sarah and Keane hop from danger to disaster. One con too many lands the friends between the King’s Swords, who are notoriously hostile toward mercenaries, and Wallace’s Company, who are notoriously hostile toward thieves who steal their pay.

What began as a good running away becomes a trap between a rock and a hard place. Keane must plot a way out of this mess and keep them both alive, even if that means impersonating a dead royal embroiled in an arranged marriage.

Now entangled in intrigue far beyond their paygrade, Keane and Sarah must choose a side or risk the collapse of an entire kingdom.


An easy to read book with a nice flow. Good characters with a great friendship chemistry between the two main characters. I personally like the bad guy myself. The chapters are nice potato chip sized for those who only have small blocks of time to read before they have to put the book down till the next bracket of reading time. I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one. — SBWinFL

Kevin Pettway knows his way around a mercenary camp! Fun details and just the right blend of humor and plotting. Well done. This is my first read by this author, and I’d read him again. Thumbs up!! Entertained. — L. A. Selby

About the Author: Kevin Pettway

Kevin Pettway is a long-time fan of good fantasy as well as a smartass. He has brought together these two burning passions to create the Misplaced Mercenaries series, the first of which you now hold in your hand. Or are reading digitally. No one is telling you how to live.
Kevin lives in Florida with his wife of twenty-six years and two ridonkulously cuddly dogs, where too much of his time is spent wondering if he will someday be introduced to the world as “Florida Man.”

You can find Kevin on FaceBook, Instagram, or his own website at www.kevinpettway.com. Fair warning, he is a smartass there, too.

Books by Kevin Pettway