This week, I'm highlighting Gila Monster by Sandy Dengler.
This is the fourth in a Christian mystery series that features two police officers in the Phoenix area.
I just love how this book begins:
Joe Rodriguez, at five-feet-eleven, weighed just over 160 pounds and almost none of it was fat. Beside him stood his partner, Tom Flaherty. Tom, six-feet-one, weighted maybe 155 if he let his unruly red hair grow really long and then soaked it. Before them crouched a thickset lizard about fourteen inches in length, weighing in at maybe two pounds.
The lizard, outweighed 157 to 1, was winning the standoff hands down.
That last line makes me smile.
Jumping ahead to page 56, we find:
A kid stuck his head in the doors at this end of the hall. "Mayday!" he yelped and disappeared.
That's it for this week. I hope you have a great weekend.