Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this memeis
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
My book beginning this week is I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes:
There are places I'll remember all my life - Red Square with a hot wind howling across it, my mother's bedroom the wrong side of 8-mile, the endless gardens of a fancy foster home, a man waiting to kill me in a group of ruins known as the Theatre of Death.
I finished a book yesterday afternoon and didn't know what to read next. I picked up the proof copy of this that I was kindly sent by Transworld, read the first page and couldn't put it down.
Can you commit the perfect crime?
is the codename for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a
wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for
US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he
wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation.
that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben
Bradley track him down. And it will take him to a rundown New York hotel
room where the body of a woman is found facedown in a bath of acid, her
features erased, her teeth missing, her fingerprints gone. It is a
textbook murder - and Pilgrim wrote the book.
What begins as an
unusual and challenging investigation will become a terrifying
race-against-time to save America from oblivion. Pilgrim will have to
make a journey from a public beheading in Mecca to a deserted ruins on
the Turkish coast via a Nazi death camp in Alsace and the barren
wilderness of the Hindu Kush in search of the faceless man who would
commit an appalling act of mass murder in the name of his God.