As a reader, if my interest isn't stirred in the first ten pages of a book, it's most likely I won't take the time to read the rest of the story. So, in my reviews,
I want to put the spotlight on these crucial pages.
Author: Gary Guinn
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Review Rating: **** Intrigued
Review Comments: The story starts at a relaxing pace but enough red flags are dropped to give the reader a good indication of the dark menace that lurks just beyond Lam's perception. Lam's character was easy to like. He's a little bit of a troublemaker with an innocent indifference. I have to say that Lam's character, more than the plot, is what intrigued me and would keep me reading.
A few story elements gleaned from the first ten pages: Lambert Corso, an English professor, labeled as a "liberal's liberal", works at a university with deep conservative religious roots. He receives a letter under his office door that is scathing and threatening.
Quote from Book:
~ What if the note wasn’t a joke? What were the chances? A little rush of panic ran through him. He shook his head. Impossible. Then again, in a world where teenagers walked into a school and started shooting, how impossible was it, really? ~