Tuesday, December 5, 2017

FP/TT: Bury the Past by James L'Etoile

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. She provides a linky for others to post theirs.

Here's mine:
Larry Burger was a night shift worker by choice. Evenings at the truck stop didn't require people skills beyond handing a shower key to a tired long haul driver. tonight was no exception. Larry ended work minutes before the morning commute that would require making small talk with the truckers coming in for coffee and amphetamines.
Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
When Stark reached them, Paula asked, "He asked for me?"

Stark's jaw tightened. "You stoop to using toothless junkies to rat out cops now?"

Paula squared up. "I don't know this guy. You're the one saying he wants to talk to me."
These quotes are from Bury the Dead by James L'Etoile - the second book in the Inspector Penley series. Here is the description from Amazon:
How do you stop a killer who’s already behind bars?

Sacramento Police Detectives John Penley and Paula Newberry are enlisted to investigate a case involving the trafficking of stolen street drugs. But they quickly find it’s more difficult than they first imagined when the crime is being committed by a group of corrupt cops undermining the system.

That’s not the only wrench thrown at Penley and Newberry, however, as Sherman, the leader of the group, is orchestrating murders against those who testified against him. He turns the lens onto Newberry, who begins to receive blame and as the political pressure mounts, it’s clear someone has to pay for the crimes. And it comes down to Newberry or Sherman.

With a plot full of twisty, hairpin runs and heart-pounding action, Jim L’Etoile’s Bury the Past is a riveting follow-up to the first in the Detective Penley mysteries, At What Cost.


  1. What an interesting blurb...and great excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I love the way the stage is being set in the first paragraph! The tension in the excerpt is palpable.

  3. I haven't read a book by L'Etoile before, and haven't read this genre in a long time. It sounds good so I'll check out the first book in the series too.

  4. That is quite a confrontational opener, it's certainly caught my eye.

  5. I feel for the truck drivers.

    MIne: http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=14956

  6. Haven't heard of this series--I'm going to look into it now.

  7. Ooh intriguing teaser!! Wondering what this was all about! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. This is a new to me author and an intro which leaves me curious. Hope you enjoy it.

  9. Thanks for introducing me to a new author.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  10. You know something big going to burst on the scene

  11. Interesting teaser! Hope you enjoy reading it. Have a great week!

  12. I wonder why he thinks she used the junkie guy! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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