Book Beginnings on Fridays
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
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This week I’m featuring The Ambitious Card (An Eli Marks Mystery) Book 1 by John Gaspard.
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you I’m generally a positive person. But even I had to admit, this was bad situation.
After the heavy wooden door closed behind us with an unforgiving finality, I’d come to a sudden insight- when it comes to being in the dark, there’s dark-dark and then there’s inside-a-cave-dark.
We were definitely in the latter.
The life of a magician isn’t all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it’s murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing card (one from Eli’s own Ambitious Card routine), directs the police right to Eli. As more psychics are slain, and more King cards rise to the top, Eli can’t escape suspicion. Things get really complicated when romance blooms with a beautiful psychic, and Eli discovers she’s the next target for murder, and he’s scheduled to die with her. Now Eli must use every trick he knows to keep them both alive and reveal the true killer.
I’m actually listening to an audiobook version of Book 3 in this series, and kind of reading Book 1 around the same time… yeah… bit odd that one. But both are going pretty well!
Hope you’re enjoying your Friday read.
Have a great weekend!