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Brimstone, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child [Sep. 25th, 2006|11:55 pm]
First Paragraph Book Recommendations


Here's the first paragraph:

Agnes Torres parked her white Ford Escort in the little parking area outside the hedge and stepped into the cool daw air. The hedges were twelve feet high and as impenetrable as a brick wall; only the shingled peak of the big house could be seen from the street. But she could hear the surf thundering and smell the salt air of the invisible ocean beyond.

And since that doesn't reveal much, here's what's on the back of the book:

A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate.

There is a hoofprint scorched into the floor, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air.

When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable.

Has the devil come to claim his due?