Monday, March 21, 2011

Out At Night by Susan Arnout Smith


"They've been using the money to fund eco-terrorism. Paying for safe houses. Guns. Bombs."

~Page 210

Title: Out At Night
Author: Susan Arnout Smith
ISBN: 978-0007275519
Publisher: Minotaur Books/2009
Pages: 283

When Professor Thaddeus Bartholomew is being chased by a killer, he has no time other other than type a text message with the name of Grace Descanso, before he is killed. He is found in a soy field, with a crossbow shot in his chest. 

Grace, is a crime-scene tech and is on a vacation with her daughter. FBI has no compunctions about getting in touch with her. Grace has only a vague recollection of the Prof and does not understand his last text before his death. Her Uncle Pete, who is in the FBI does not want her to walk away. 

When she starts the investigations in her own way, she finds her family involved in it. And the genetically modified soy is only a scratch in the surface.  And the Prof. murder is not a random act! there are politicians, and agriculturists involved. It is always  question of money. 

Out At Night is very real. In the sense that by modifying our plant life, we are playing God, creating havoc for the nature, for humanity. The initial want of better yields, has given way to destruction, power and money. We need to tackle those questions.

40 comments:

kavyen said...

Wow, I have a feeling I may like this book. The plot sounds so exciting

playing.librarian said...

Interesting.

Here's my TT:

http://www.playinglibrarian.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-water-for-elephants.html#comments

Jules said...

This does sound good!!

Shelley Munro said...

Great teaser. I liked the sound of this one.

Here’s My Teaser

Marg said...

I wonder who they are?

My teaser this week is from a short story, something I rarely read!

Karen and Gerard said...

Sounds like this may be an interesting book! Suspenseful and gripping is it?

Stopping by from TT. We have 3 this week: a family secrets book, an Amish romance and a suspense: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-bird-house-wanted.html

Lady Q said...

This sounds like a scary, thought-provoking read! Good teaser! Thanks for visiting mine :)

Belinda said...

Sounds interesting! You can find mine at The Bookish Snob Happy Reading!

Hott Books - Gina said...

Hmmm - is this fiction? Are you sure?
JK!

Shirley said...

Out At Night sounds like my kind of read! Great teaser!

Thanks for visiting My Bookshelf today.

Ren said...

Oh I like that.
I'm like you, so many books, not enough time. What is a girl to do?
New follower by the way :)

Alice Audrey said...

Where do they get the money from? All my eco-terrorist buddies are dirt poor. :)

Me My Shelf And I said...

I like this! The cover is intriguing as well!

here's mine:
http://www.memyshelfandi.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-march-22.html

hope you'll stop in to see it, I'm a new follower as well :0)

Calico Crazy said...

Interesting, I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for stopping by Calico Contemplations.

Lindsay said...

Haven't heard of this book yet, but it sounds good so I'm glad you posted it!

Here's my teaser!
http://www.violethourbr.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_20.html

Have a great week! =)

violethourbr.com

Kyanara_night said...

hi,

thnx for stopping by my blog todat for the TT.

Great teaser you have chosen!

Kyanara

Tribute Books Mama said...

Your teaser makes me want to read more, stop and see mie.

kaye said...

sounds very interesting--thanks for stopping by today.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like a very exciting read...thanks for sharing.

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Bev Hankins said...

Not my usual kind of book...but it does have a Professor as a main victim (so it lures me with its academic mystery overtones). Hmmm. May have to put it on the TBR list.

Thanks for stopping by!

BookGirl said...

interesting teaser! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

LibrarySnake said...

Sounds like a good one.

smellincoffee said...

Must be a fairly recent release?

Tracy said...

That sounds right up my alley!

Heather said...

Sounds like a good keep-you-up-all-night kind of thriller! Writing this one down...

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

yikes!! this one is going to get serious!

The Golden Eagle said...

That's an intriguing teaser! I'll have to check out this book. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa - Bookworm Lisa said...

Sounds like a potential political thriller. thanks for stopping by my tease today. :0)

Amanda said...

The plot sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out.

infertilenanny said...

Great teaser! I'll be adding that to my TBR list! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Aisle B said...

that's totally uncouth!

eco terrorism.. it's scary enough that we don't know what can happen next.

Here's mine http://aisleb.tumblr.com/post/4012640718/teaser-tuesday

Lori said...

I hope that you are enjoying your book. Here is my Teaser For Tuesday.

BookBelle said...

Sounds very intriguing!

Kah Woei said...

Hmmm ... leaves me curious as to the source of the money,

Night Owl said...

Oh no, I now have another book in the TBR list :P
Really great teaser. It makes you want to know more.

Thanks for stoping by my TT :D

jlshall said...

First I've heard of this one. Sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Good teaser!

Yvonne said...

This sounds really exciting.

кєяo said...

Great teaser. Haven't heard about the book but sounds great.

NotoriousSpinks said...

Looks good.

stacybuckeye said...

Love the theme, so I'll have to look for the book.