Thursday, 28 November 2013
Deadline by Sandra Brown
That is all there is to the first paragraph of the prologue. For some reason a gun fight doesn't hook the way it used to. It's almost as bad as opening with the weather, a hail of rain.
It was a gloomy morning.
But then it usually is when there's a gun fight involved. By the end of the prologue we have five dead prologies.
"What's with the hair?"
"That's how you greet a man returning from the war?"
Dialogue by persons unknown begins chapter 1. Names gush forth soon thereafter but names do not a character make.
First thing said:
"Hey, Turk, grab me a Coke while you're over there, will ya?"