This week my teaser lines come from Shadow Ritual, by Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne (translated by Anne Trager). A thriller involving Freemasons and Nazis, it's a little outside my usual comfort zone. I'm reading this on the Kindle, so I'm not sure about page numbers, but this snippet is at Loc.541 of the e-book edition.
When he was younger, Bashir had been partial to throat slitting. Then one September night in Beirut, when he was executing a contract at a private party, a spurt of blood had stained his Armani suit -- a superb three piece he had bought in Rome.... He had used guns and rope ever since.Okey-dokey. Like I said -- not exactly a comfy read. But it's had some really positive reviews, so I'm hoping I'll love it.
Oh, and you know, I bet a really good dry cleaner could have removed that bloodstain with no problems at all.
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