Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday Intro/Teaser: Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron

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).

Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron

The first time I laid eyes on Billy Cronk, I thought he was the biggest badass in the Maine woods: six-five, braided blond hair, a tangled mess of a beard. He had arms that could have snapped a two-by-four over his knee for kindling. The night I arrested him for hunting on posted property, I kept my hand close to my pistol, wondering if this wild blue-eyed bruiser would be the death of me.

As a game warden, I’d met more than my share of roadhouse brawlers and die-hard deer poachers, and I understood that most violent men are cowards. Billy Cronk was different. He never doubted his physical prowess and had no need to prove himself against lesser men. He accepted the summons I wrote without forcing me to wrestle him into handcuffs. In fact, he thanked me for it, lowering his eyes out of embarrassment. The more I learned about the man, the more he surprised me.


JoAnn said...

I generally enjoy books set in Maine, but this might not be for me.

Unknown said...

Sounds interesting. I'm not sure if I would want to read it because of the title though.

Margot said...

That's a great start to a story. I'd keep reading.

fredamans said...

He sounds badass!!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like new England settings and I like the sound of this one. I'd keep reading. Thanks for joining us.