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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING
MY BOOK BEGINNING
Fallon MacEwen opened his eyes and stared at the lace canopy over the four-poster bed, marveling at the intricate patterns. . . . The Muslim call to prayer had wakened him, blasting from a loudspeaker not fifty feet from his Istanbul hotel, and he could smell breakfast being prepared the next floor down.
Fallon's Orphans by Bill Kroger, also available in a Kindle edition. I like the beginning because it really sets the scene, with an attention-grabbing mix of antique, modern, religious, and secular. This is a new thriller set in Cairo, Istanbul, and other exotic locals as a band of "orphans" goes after a terrorist group targeting an opposing religious sect.