Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 37: Second Wind

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

I read this book first weekend of May. My first Dick Francis, and definitely not the last! How could you not be pulled in by these last lines from the prologue?




I'm drowning, I thought. The waves are bigger. The storm is worse. I'll go to sleep soon.

Delirium brings comfort at the end.

(pg 2)








About the book:
Second Wind by Dick Francis
Genre: Mystery

TV weatherman Perry Stuart takes a hurricane-chasing ride in a small airplane as a holiday diversion. But a frightening accident teaches him more secrets than wind speeds. And back home in England, he faces threats and danger as deadly as anything nature can dish out.



20 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

I love so many of Dick Francis' books. My favorites are Reflex and Hot Money. Happy reading!

Book Dilettante said...

Great tease. I also like Dick Francis. I chose a mystery as well. Here's my teaser.

Heather said...

Kathy: Reflex and Hot Money... Thanks for the recommendations. Will look for these two next time I visit HPB!

Harvee: Wow, I am finding so many Dick Francis fans this month (here and on Goodreads). Guess I shouldn't have put off reading him for so long! ;)

Kaye said...

Whew - I haven't read Dick Francis for years. Glad you discovered him. Happy reading!

jlshall said...

I've always meant to read some Dick Francis. This one definitely sounds interesting. Love the teaser!
Here's mine.

Jennifer said...

A teaser with a definite grab. I shall be looking into this author. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesdays-making-of-duchess.html

LKT said...

I love Dick Francis, too. I've read all of his books, some several times. I think my favorite is Bonecrack. Odds Against is also fantastic.

My teaser is here.

NotNessie said...

I think my husband might like this one.

Here's my teaser.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kaye ~ I'm glad to have discovered him as well!

Joy: This was a really good intro to Dick Francis. It certainly sold me on his work!

Kelly said...

That's a fantastic teaser! Mine's here.

Heather said...

Jennifer: I hope you are able to find this book or something else by Francis to try. This one was a fast and engaging read!

LKT: Cool, two more recommendations. Noting them down!

NotNessie: I think your husband might like Francis immensely. Give him a try!

Heather said...

Kelly: Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

jacabur1 said...

Interesting teaser Heather and love to read a Dick Francis every now and then... Thanks for stopping by mine today!!!

Jackie B Central Texas

audreyscountrycrafts said...

I haven't read any of his books, though I have seen them at the library. Might have to check them out :)
Great teaser!
Thanks for visiting my TT!

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

Sounds like a great book! I have never read a Dick Francis book, but really need to. One of my girlfriends parents names were/are Dick and Connie Francis. :)

Here's my teaser about a book restoration expert and her adventures in Scotland...
http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday-if-books-could-kill.html

Heather said...

Jackie: Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

Audrey: I admit, I'd taken notice of his books for years and always meant to try them, but it wasn't until a May challenge in the Cozy Mysteries group that I finally took the plunge - and now I wonder why I waited so long!

WLT: Since you like mysteries, you might enjoy Dick Frncis. I If Books Could Kill ~ can't wait to read your teaser!

Alice Audrey said...

My mother is always trying to get me to read Dick Francis. But she's always talking about the horses.

Heather said...

Alice: Most of his books do revolve around horses (he was, afterall, a jockey). While there is a mention of horse racing in this one, airplanes and hurricanes are more integral to the mystery than the horses.

kaye said...

I'd hate to drown . . . nice teaser. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Heather said...

Kaye: I don't think that would be a pleasant way to go, either. Thanks for visiting!