First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Mulholland Books | July 2016 | Hardcover • Kindle | 336 pages
“Oh, I hope so,” I said to him. “Oh Lord, I do hope you are.”
I knitted my fingers together and leaned forward across the table. I was aware of how I looked: I looked pathetic. Eager, nervous, confessional. I could feel my thin cheap spectacles slipping down my nose. I could feel my needfulness dripping from my brow. I took a breath, but before I could speak, the waitress came over to pour our coffee and hand out the menus, and Father Barton and I went silent, smiled stiff and polite at the girl and at each other.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
After reading The Last Policeman, a fascinating trilogy that was a mash-up of genres — pre-apocalyptic, crime, mystery, and thriller all in one — I am eager to read the latest by this author.
It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred.
A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He’s got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called “the Hard Four.” On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right — with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.
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Source: Advance copy from the publisher.
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