One week to go until Leverage in Death is in your hands! As is tradition, I’m going to share some gentle teasers — little things to look for as you race through the book. No plot points, no major spoilers, just a little extra eye on details. I’ll add a new one each day from now until Friday (8/31) to whet the appetite a little bit more.
But first, the book description.
What would you do to protect your family?
Leverage in Death opens with a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building. As airline executives finalized a merger that would make news in the business world, marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, and destroyed the room. Headlines spoke of death and destruction, but Eve Dallas confirmed that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive: save his wife and daughter. But what motivated the masked men?
Now Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.
Teaser 1 — Tuesday 8/28
- You will never look at soup the same way again.
- Feeney has an eye for relationships.
- Baxter has some deep pockets.
Teaser 2 — Wednesday 8/29
- Eve considers the various levels of scary Roarke.
- A dinner conversation ranges from firsts to fathers to friendship.
- Waffles or oatmeal? An eternal question.
Teaser 3 — Thursday 8/30
- Peabody is bilingual.
- Roarke continues to understand all manner of e-speak no matter the age of the e-geek. (Got the cranks, ha!)
- Eve comes into some original art.
Teaser 4 — Friday 8/31
- Eve and Feeney head a host of pals who make a dream come true.
- A new phrase: “Pull a Roarke.”
- Eve and Roarke still know how dance around lines in the sand. And be pissed about it.
OK, that takes us through about three-quarters of the book. The rest needs to flow through the end of the case.
But stay tuned through the end. Every once in a while there’s an epilogue.
I’ll open the discussion thread bright and early Tuesday morning.