Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23rd's Book Beginning and Friday 56

It's that time of the week again, time for Book Beginning and Friday 56!

This week, I'm almost half way through Counterfeit Conspiracies by Ritter Ames.

This is a fun caper as the main character is trying to track down a relic and everyone, it seems, is after her.

Here's how the book opens:

Clouds shrouded the moon.  The Dobermans, Zeus and Apollo, snoozed by the rose bushes after devouring the tasty treat I had offered.  Waves crashed in the distance and gave the crisp sea air a taste and smell of salt spray.  The estate's showplace lawn ended a hundred yards away at a private beach.

I'm cheating a little on the 56 this week.  You see, page 57 is the end of a chapter, and it ends like this:

"One last thing.  Have you ever seen this person before?"
She took the phone and stared for a moment at the screen.  Then she pointed toward the middle monitor.  "You mean that man?"

I just couldn't pass up that ending for my second teaser.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I do love that teaser. It's got my mind working...
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. Sounds good. This week I'm reading Sky Dragons by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. I want to finally finish this series. Happy reading!

  3. I like the writing...sounds like a good one :) Here's my Friday post, Inspiration Pie Have a great weekend :)

  4. Thanks so much, Mark. Glad you're enjoying Counterfeit Conspiracies. Happy reading :)

  5. Sounds like a great read!! Have a great week ahead!