Sunday, July 3, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: Treasure Hunt



The day he found the body, Mickey Dade woke up under a tree on Mt. Tamalpias. 

-- Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart. That's a great opening sentence. You just know there is a story coming.

This is a break from his Dismas Hardy series and features private investigator Wyatt Hunt, along with many of the usual characters from the Hardy/Glitsky books.

As always, I get sucked in immediately because Lescroart does such a good job of incorporating San Francisco as part of the story. 

This one captured my attention from the get go when a dead body is found at the Palace of Fine Arts, which I considered my personal landmark when I lived in San Francisco because it was close to my flat in Cow Hollow. We even, kind of, had a view of it from our flat -- if we moved the lamp, stood on our toes, and waited for the fog to lift.


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