Monday, February 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday 120: Lawful Engagement

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 book or recent 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!

Another plucked out of the bedside stack, Lawful Engagement by Linda O. Johnston. I actually started this one way back in 2004, when it was originally out, and got about 50 pages into it before it was misplaced—which is not like me at all. Especially where books in a connected series are concerned. I happened upon it a couple months ago while sorting through some books, decided I should finish it, and ended up starting it all over again during the weekend. This week's teaser comes from the first few pages of the book, so is not a spoiler, despite the content.

Cara’s question was answered in less than a moment, when she turned Nancy over. Her eyes were closed—and there was an ugly, black-rimmed red hole in the middle of her forehead. And so much blood...

(page 12)


This is book three of the "Shotgun Sallys" trilogy.
Book 1: Out for Justice by Susan Kerney (May 2004)
Book 2: Legally Binding by Ann Voss Peterson (June 2004)

Fledgling reporter Cara Hamilton had just landed the story of her life. But it was the aggravating—yet oh-so-appealing— Deputy Mitch Steele trailing her every step of the way, insisting they share information, that had her heart racing. Mitch swore all he wanted was to keep her safe. Or so he tried to tell her...

It was Mitch’s job to protect the feisty journalist. After all, a killer was loose and Cara had stumbled upon the most recent victim. Mitch would let nothing, and no one, harm the beautiful Cara. Even if ensuring her safety meant spending night after day holding her in his arms...


Shelley Munro said...

Hmm, the news isn't so good for Nancy!

Here's My Teaser

Beth said...

Oh my! My teaser comes from the book Chasing Mona Lisa.

Irish said...

eep! that doesn't sound good!

My teaser can be found here.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It sounds really exciting...glad you rediscovered it. Enjoy!


Tribute Books Mama said...

Doesn't sound too good for her.

Alice Audrey said...

Yep, she's dead.

I've finished reading a few books that I set aside for a year or more, but most of the time if I've misplaced it, I wasn't that involved to begin with.

Sandy Nachlinger\ said...

You chose a terrific teaser. It seems that most murder mysteries start with the body, don't they?
Here's my teaser: Sandy's Teaser

Janet Ruth said...

Definitely an intriguing teaser, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today.

Heather said...

Shelley: I'd say not!

Beth: Indeed! This one definitely got off to a fast start.

Irish: Nope, not good at all! *g*

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain:Thanks, I'm glad I found it again, too. Plus, I now know three more titles off the missing "books read" list for 2004.

Tribute Books Mama: Definitely not. I wouldn't want to be in Cara's position, either.

Alice: This wasn't a case of not being into the book, but rather misplacing it while moving stuff. I have a hard time not finishing a book, even when I don't really care for it. Well...except for a few books in college. I had no trouble tossing aside Moby Dick. *G*

Heather said...

Sandy: Yes, most murder mysteries do start with a body--though some find it sooner than others.

Thanks, Janet Ruth--I'm glad people liked. *g*