Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #35

It's Friday . . . time to share excerpts from one of my current reads with:
  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
This week's selection:
Private L.A.  
BeginningPrologue -- No Prisoners
It was nearing midnight that late-October evening on a dark stretch of beach in Malibu.  Five men, lifelong surfers, lost souls, sat around a fire blazing in a portable steel pit set into the sand.

The multimillion-dollar hones up on the fragile cliffs showed no lights save security bulbs.  Waves crashed in the blackness beyond the firelight.  The wind was picking up, temperature dropping.  A storm built offshore.

Page 56:  "Me, Del Rio, Sci, Mo-bot, Sanders, Camilla Bronson, and Terry Graves were all crowded into a small room off the garage watching a big screen split into ten frames."

From barnesandnoble.comPrivate Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. 

Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They may be two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people.

When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.
Enjoy life with books . . .
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