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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Intro & Teaser Time


To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.


Here's mine:


Tuesday Intro

Chapter 1

Lieutenant Commander Lee Koski clamped his teeth a notch tighter on the stem of  a corncob pipe, jammed his knotted fists two inches deeper in his fur-lined windbreaker and shivered in the intense cold. Two months past forty-one years, eighteen of them in the service of the United States Coast Guard, Koski was short, very short, and the heavy, multi-layered clothing made him look nearly as wide as he was high. His blue eyes beneath the shaggy wheat-coloured hair gleamed with an intensity that never seemed to dim, regardless of his mood. He possessed the confident manner of a perfectionist, a quality that helped in no small measure in his selection as commander of the Coast Guard's newest supercutter the Catawaba. He stood on the bridge like a gamecock, legs braced apart, and didn't bother to turn when he spoke to the tall mountain of a man standing beside him.

Teaser Tuesday

Pitt barely had time to see the old man slump forward, limp and dead to all appearances, as the plexiglass bubble encircling the cockpit shattered into a thousand jagged slivers and fell away. Twisting to one side and throwing up an arm to protect his face from the blasting wall of cold air, Pitt momentarily  lost control of the helicopter.

Page 88, Iceberg by Clive Cussler

4 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I bet this one is intense! I've heard great things about Clive Cussler's books. My dad was a huge fan of his when he was alive. I would keep reading.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've never read anything by this author but, know he is very popular. I'd pass personally, but hope you enjoy this one.

Kay said...

Oh this one is a Dirk Pitt book! It's been several years since I read one. I'll keep this one in mind. I used to love those books.

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

My husband is a Cussler fan and would probably like this one.