Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday 56: Week 44 - The Information Officer by Mark Mills

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
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* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The Information Officer: A Novel

Here's mine from The Information Officer: A Novel by Mark Mills.  It's a book that I've just started. It's a fun suspense thriller - fun reading!
The blurb:
Summer 1942.  A small, windswept island in the Medeterranean has become the most bombed patch of earth on the planet, as a fiercely independent people withstand relentless siege.  Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta to bolster the fragile esprit de corps.  That is all, along with a few battle-worn fighter planes, that stands in the face of German occupation -- and perhaps even victory.

When Max learns of the brutal murder of a young island woman -- along with evidence that it was committed by a British officer -- he knows that the Maltese loyalty to the war effort could be instantly shattered.  With the clock ticking down toward all-out invasion, he must investigate the murder, hidden from the eyes of his superiors, friends, and the woman he loves.

Here's my Friday 56:
It was a purely instinctual reaction.  He lunged for the steering wheel and yanked it toward him.  The last thing he remembered before the world went black was his hand, pale and hairless beside his father's on the polished perfection of the wooden steering wheel.

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