Book Beginnings on Friday February 24, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

 

 I am reading an ARC of David Drake’s The Road of Danger (Science Fiction/Space Opera).  Here is the opening paragraph:

 “Captain Daniel Leary whistled cheerfully as he and Adele Munday turned form Dock Street onto Harbor Esplanade, walking for the Princess Cecile’s berth toward the three-story pile of Macotta Regional headquarters.  Daniel had every right to be cheerful; he and his crew had brought the Sissie from Zenobia to Cinnabar in seventeen standard days, a run which would have stretched a dedicated courier vessel.  They had then – with the necessary orders and authorizations – made the run from Cinnabar to Kronstadt in eleven more days.”

 Here is what Goodreads has to say about The Road of Danger:

#9 in the national best selling RCN space adventure series. 

Captain Daniel Leary with his friend–and spy–Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place. But then the jealous admiral gets rid of them by sending them off on a wild goose chase to a sector where commerce is king and business is carried out by extortion and gunfights. 

 With anarchy and rebellion in the air, a rogue intelligence officer plots the war that will destroy civilization and enlists the help of a brute whom even torturers couldn’t stomach.  

 And, of course, it’s up to Leary and Mundy to put a stop to the madness.

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