Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision by Kyle Mills


Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts this weekly meme. The idea is that you post the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few ) of a book you decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). 

Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision by Kyle Mills


The roar in Craig Rivera’s ears combined with the darkness to make everything he knew—everything real—disappear. He wondered if astronauts felt the same sense of emptiness, if they wondered like he did whether God was just at the edge of their vision.

He looked at a dial glowing faint green on his wrist. The letters were Cyrillic, but the numbers tracking his altitude and coordinates were the same as the government-issue unit he trained with.

Rivera tilted his body slightly, angling north as he fell through fifteen thousand feet. A hint of warmth and humidity began to thaw the skin around his oxygen mask, and below the blackness was now punctured by widely scattered, barely perceptible points of light.

Campfires.

When his GPS confirmed that he was directly over the drop zone, he rolled onto his back for a moment, staring up at a sky full of stars and searching futilely for the outline of the plane he’d jumped from.

They were alone. That, if anything, had been made perfectly clear.

6 comments:

JLS Hall said...

Sounds exciting! I've never read anything by Ludlum, but I've got his books on my TBR list. I'll be adding this one now!

My TT from Dorian Gray

Nise' said...

It gets off to a good start. I'd keep reading.

Heather said...

Wow, what a great teaser! Have never read Ludlum, but this certainly piques my interest! My teaser

Tribute Books Mama said...

Nice teaser, sounds exciting.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday_16.html

Paulita said...

Definitely has me wondering what he's up to.Here's Mine

JoAnn said...

Sounds thrilling - I haven't read Ludlum in ages.