Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Line of Fire by Stephen White

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser this week comes from Line of Fire by Stephen White. This thriller is the nineteenth book in a series that I haven't read. The publicist convinced me that I could jump in with no previous experience. Here is the description:
New York Times bestselling author Stephen White returns with a gripping thriller about the one devastating secret that could cost Alan Gregory everything—the first of the dramatic two-part conclusion to his acclaimed bestselling series.

Clinical psychologist and Boulder resident Alan Gregory is finally beginning to feel settled, hopeful that a long period of upheaval in his private life is behind him. He refocuses his energy on his clinical psychology practice, where a beguiling new patient is challenging his values. The interlude of calm doesn’t last, of course: Alan’s dear friend Diane is showing signs of a long-simmering emotional collapse, and Alan’s greatest fear—the exposure of his most dangerous secret—has become something he can’t ignore.

A new witness has surfaced, causing authorities to reopen their investigation into the suicide death of a woman named J. Winter Brown. When Alan and his equally culpable friend Sam Purdy inadvertently disclose details of their involvement in her death to a desperate drug dealer, any confidence they felt about riding out the new investigation evaporates. The trail that leads back to Alan and Sam, once cold, has turned white-hot.

With his vulnerability mounting daily, Alan begins to fear that his mesmerizing new patient may be the catalyst that can cause everything he treasures—his marriage, family, friendship, and future—to implode. As the authorities close in, the story hurtles toward a conclusion that will set the stage for the most unexpected of outcomes: the final act of the Alan Gregory saga.
He shrugged. "Eh. Sometimes the stupid ones do such unexpected stuff that we end up a step behind 'em because we're using logic and they're not. That's kind of where you come in." I was thinking I should be offended. Sam went on. "See, the object in this freakin'"--Sam raised his phone--"photo was found near the vic. We don't have much else. We're four hours into this case and the trail is going cold." 


  1. You had me at "clinical psychologist"! I love anything psychological, especially with twists and turns. I'll be watching for your review.


  2. This one sounds like it will have lots of suspenseful twists and turns... my kind of read!

  3. Sounds interesting!! Nice Tease!

    I’m cheating a little bit this week – My teaser isn’t from my current read, but from a Fantasy novel I read a few years ago:

  4. Sounds like a good thriller and intriguing sereis! My teaser: Little Women

  5. Great teaser! I'll have to add it to my TBR list.

  6. Alan Gregory sounds like an interesting character. I'd like to know more about him. Good teaser.
    My teaser is from A COLLIE RESCUE.

  7. interesting teaser, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. Intriguing teaser! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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