Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: A Brief Editorial Moment

This week I'm getting back to a book I started a month ago in early June, Dance of Death by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I think I'm developing an addiction to their Pendergast thrillers. This snippet is from page 139 of the paperback edition. I know it's more than two lines; and, yes, I know cheaters never win.
"With his high, soft voice and effeminate mannerisms, Davies might look to the uninitiated like a pushover. But Smithback had learned that this was not the case. You didn't get to be an editor at the Times without at least a few pints of barracuda blood coursing through your veins. But his delivery was so mild it sometimes took a moment to realize you'd just been disemboweled."
Well, I've known some editors who were perfectly lovely people, but then they weren't working at the Times (New York or London).

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: Grab your current read; Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you're getting your "teaser" from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given! Please avoid spoilers!

5 comments:

  1. Yes, but cheaters often prosper! Great teaser.

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  2. The Pendergast novels are addictive! I'm glad you've discovered them, I find them almost always a good read. Cabinet of Curiosities isn't in the Diogenes trilogy, but it is still my favorite featuring Pendergast.

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  3. Glad you are enjoying the series. Good teaser.

    Margot at Joyfully Retired.

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