Friday, February 24, 2012

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Devil's Elixir

Alvaro de Padilla was overcome by dread as his visions dissipated and focus returned to his tired eyes.

-- The Devil's Elixir by Raymond Khoury. This is a real rip-roarer. Pure fun. It opens in 1741 in what is now Mexico.

This is the latest in Khoury's Templar series, featuring FBI agent Sean Reilly and his archaeologist girlfriend Tess Chaykin. I haven't read the others, but this one stands alone just fine.

A Few More Pages hosts Book Beginnings every Friday.  The event is open for the entire week.


  1. Sounds like it spans two times. This is the first time I have seen this series and it looks really good.

  2. Well, given the title, I'm guessing the dread is warranted....sounds like a good one!

    Here's my Friday (a bit late):

  3. This book kept my attention in spite of the violence. The author knows how to spin a James-Bond kind of story that (hopefully) doesn't happen a lot in real life.



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