"It was Norma Palhares who first steered her new husband towards the offshore oil platforms."
-- Every Bitter Thing by Leighton Gage.
That is a catchy first sentence. I like it. It turns out not to have a lot to do with the plot, but it sets up a good opening sequence that tells the reader a great deal about the setting -- modern day Rio de Janeiro.
This is the fourth book in a mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police.
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday fun "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Post the opening sentence of the book(s) you started this week and see what other books people have going.