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Monday, February 7, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Lucifer's Tears by James Thompson

hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading ~

Lucifer's Tears (An Inspector Vaara Novel)
She props herself up on her elbow and looks into my eyes. "I think you have a mild case of posttraumatic shock from what happened last year, but given the circumstances, no, I think you must be solid as a rock to have survived all you've been through as well as you have."

~ page 190 “Lucifer's Tears" Uncorrected Proof by James Thompson

**Note: This teaser was taken from an Uncorrected Proof edition, so may be different from the final book.

About the Book (from Amazon):
Inspector Kari Vaara returns, more haunted than ever, in the follow- up to Snow Angels, "a must for fans of the international crime novel." (Booklist)

The Sufia Elmi case left Kari Vaara with a scarred face, chronic insomnia, a constant migraine, and a full body count's worth of ghosts. Now it's a year later, in Helsinki, and Kari is working the graveyard shift in the homicide unit, terrified that his heavily pregnant wife will miscarry again after she lost the twins just after Christmas.

Kari is pushed into investigating a ninety-year-old national hero for war crimes committed during World War II. The Interior Minister demands a conclusion of innocence, preserving Finland's heroic perception about itself and its role in the war, but Germany wants extradition.

In a seeming coincidence, Kari is drawn into the murder-by-torture case of Iisa Filippov, the philandering wife of a Russian businessman. Her lover is clearly being framed for the crime-and Ivan Filippov's arrogance and nonchalance point the finger at him. But he's being protected from above, leading Kari to the corrupt corridors of power. Soon the past and present collide in ways no one could have anticipated.
I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers! ~ Wendi

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate.


Alice Audrey said...

Great teaser. Really makes me wonder what the person she's talking to has been through.

Heather said...

Sounds like an intense thriller!
My teaser

Jennifer said...

I will be reading this one shortly and cannot wait as I really liked the previous book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-indefensible.html

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

One of the things I love about Teaser Tuesdays is that we can quote from ARCs and get everyone excited to read upcoming books of AWESOME. Especially since I, personally, don't' review the books until we're almost upon the release date.

Thanks for getting the word out! <3

This week, I did two books already in print: http://abackwardsstory.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-5.html Teen Paranormal "Hex Hall" and the classic "Pride and Prejudice."

Marg said...

I wonder what trauma was in her past!

Here is my teaser for this week.

Anonymous said...

Oooh - I wonder what happened to have such an impact

Beth F said...

Oh this is a new to me book. And now I want to know what happened to her.

Here's my teaser.

Malcolm R. Campbell said...

The title plus the teaser make this look like an interesting read.


P.S. Here's my teaser: http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-snare-by-deborah-j-ledford.html

Belinda said...

Sounds like there's quite a story there to be told. Thanks for sharing! You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound very good...hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

kayerj said...

sounds like you are in for a story . . . nice teaser. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

Sounds very sad.

My teaser this week is from Inside of a Dog:

Lori said...

I hope you are enjoying your book. Here is my Teaser for Tuesday.

Deepali said...

Sounds like there is a lot of back story there. Wonder what it is!

My teaser is from a mystery set in Italy at e-Volving Books

Laya said...

Oh, what could he have been through? Intriguing teaser!

Thanks for dropping by mine! :)

JoyTTWorld said...

Great TT pick, very intriguing, definitely a book I will have to check out. Thanks for the comment on my TT, have a happy Wednesday!

Megan B said...

Thanks for the comment on my TT. I have to admit that I haven't yet heard of this book so thanks for posting!!

Megan @ A Cover Lover

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my home. New follower here, too. :)

kavyen said...

Thanx for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the book.

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