First Line Friday – 11 August 2017 – Fault Lines (Thomas Locke)


It’s Friday again! Many of my reader friends are heading off to the Christian Fiction Reader’s Retreat this weekend, so I wish them all a very happy time in Cincinnati and look forward to seeing lots of pictures!

This week I have a first line from a book that’s a little out of my usual genre, but I’m a fan of Thomas Locke’s/Davis Bunn’s writing so I’ve managed to get sucked in to this series and I’m looking forward to reading this conclusion to it very soon!

~ About the Book ~

As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers.

The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie’s mind are overtaken by real life attacks. He must grapple with the daunting realization that a conspiracy is taking hold on both internal and external levels. Can Gabriella be trusted, or is she just part of the scheme?

Leave behind your assumptions about the way the world works, and race along the unknown corridors of human consciousness in Fault Lines.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

The Satellite Beach community center was not the sort of place to require an armed agent guarding the coffee machine.

Intriguing, huh?!

Before I go, we have another new member to welcome to First Line Friday: Tima from Book Reviews by Tima. Welcome, Tima!

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective  //  Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews  //  Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  Tima ~ Book Reviews by Tima
JaneReads ~ C Jane Read  //  Molly ~ Cafinated Reads  //  Nicole ~
Christian Fiction Girl Reviews
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Iola ~ Iola Goulton  //  Rebecca ~ It’s Story Time with Van Daniker  //  Trisha ~ Joy of Reading
Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes  //  CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink
Andi ~ Radiant Light  //  
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest
English Lady ~ Romances of the Cross  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise

If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.

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28 Responses to First Line Friday – 11 August 2017 – Fault Lines (Thomas Locke)

  1. That first line is intriguing – and funny. So its almost perfect! I’m currently reading Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli:

    Death’s threshold overwhelmed me in a swell of instant silence and intense heat.

    It’s a dual timeline story set in 1770’s and modern Boston.

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  2. joyofreadingweb says:

    That is an intriguing first line, it made me laugh a little too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!

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  3. carylkane says:

    WHOA! Such an intriguing first line!

    Here is my first line:


    In the fourth grade we made little rockets out of old film canisters, baking soda, and vinegar.
    The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

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  4. Becky says:

    Haha! That’s a great first line! Makes you want to know why there’s an armed guard for the coffee machine! I enjoyed the first book in the series, but I forgot he had a sequel coming out. 🙂

    I’m sharing about Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren over on my blog today, but I’m currently reading the sequel, Four Winds, so I’ll share that here. 🙂

    “Javier laughed and shook his head as we reached the top of the sand dune, Centinela loping in a wide circle around us. “I do not know if I can court a girl from the future and have a pet wolf,” he said in Spanish. “That is a lot to ask of one man.”

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  5. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday!
    My first line is from The Spinster & the Cowboy by Lena Nelson Dooley:
    “When the sharp rap on his closed office door roused him, Joshua Dillinger raised his gaze from the legal document he had been studying with intense concentration.”

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  6. momentsdippedinink says:

    Great line!

    Here’s mine from Misty Beller’s The Lady and the Mountain Man “Are you going to poison her the way you killed your last wife?”

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  7. Amanda Tero says:

    That sounds like a neat book!

    After reading tons of fiction books all summer, I’m taking a fiction break and reading non-fiction. 🙂 I’m currently reading “Arms and Equipment in the Civil War,” which is a super fascinating read that goes in depth with all of the weapons used, tactics used, etc.
    And I’m reading two other non-fiction books. 😉 Overload? Maybe. 😀

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  8. dinhgaldi says:

    Sounds like a great story.

    My first line:
    “I inspected the knife in my hand.” ~ Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
    Happy Reading!
    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

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  9. bellesmoma16 says:

    Great first line!
    I’m currently reading The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman. The first line is: “Connor O’Shea braced his boots against the auction block and glared at the crowd gathering on the landing.”

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  10. Paula says:

    I know I’m breaking protocol but I’m still readin the same book! So this is the first line of another chapter.. just to whet your reading appetite:
    “Right… right here.” Peter came to a halt between two massive trees where the undergrowth provided a good screen for anyone hiding.
    A Name Unknown by Roseanna White.
    I need to find more time to read!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Heather says:

    Very intriguing! Happy Saturday!

    Liked by 1 person

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  13. Tima says:

    JUST BREATH. – Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh. I just finished this one. It’s a good book, but not what I was expecting.

    Liked by 1 person

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