TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Socrates Book Reviews; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a book that has been languishing on my Kindle for a while:  All the Colors of Night, by Jayne Ann Krentz.

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Intro:

“Why kill me?”  Sierra Raines said. “I’m just the go-between.”

“I’m sorry, Ms. Raines,” Parker Keegan said.  He aimed the pistol at her.  The weapon shook a little in his hand.  Keegan’s eyes were wild with lust—not the sexual kind; a different sort of madness, but just as dangerous.

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Teaser:

Her responses were growing increasingly curt.  Her eyes flicked back to Sierra, who had just put the camera back on the stand. (p. 61).

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Synopsis:

North Chastain possesses a paranormal talent that gives him the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. When his father suddenly falls into a coma-like state, North is convinced it was caused by a deadly artifact that traces back to the days of a secret government program known only as the Bluestone Project. North knows his only hope of saving his father is to find the artifact. He is good when it comes to tracking down killers, but to locate the relic he’s going to need help from a psychic who knows the shadowy world of obsessive collectors, deceptive dealers and ruthless raiders.…

With her reputation in ruins after a false accusation, antiques expert Sierra Raines is looking for a fresh start. She turns to the murky backwaters of the paranormal artifacts trade, finding and transporting valuable objects with a psychic provenance. When North Chastain approaches her for help, Sierra takes him on as a client, though not without reservations. North represents the mysterious Foundation, the secretive organization established to police the underworld populated by psychic criminals and those, like Sierra, who make a living in the shadows of that world.

North and Sierra soon find themselves at the scene of the Incident, which occurred decades ago in Fogg Lake. The town and its residents were forever changed by the disaster in the nearby Bluestone Project labs. The pair unearths shocking truths about what happened that fateful night, but they are playing with fire—someone in town knows what they’ve discovered and will do anything to make sure the secrets stay buried.

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What do you think?  Are you drawn to the story?

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