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First Paragraph: The Alligator Man

An exciting legal thriller is one of my favorite genres. I’ve read good things about the books of retired trial lawyer James Sheehan. I bought two of his books but, before I could even start them, I was asked to be a part of a book tour for The Alligator Man. Reading this one should be a good way for me to see how good he is. Here’s how the first chapte starts:

AlligatorManGazillionaire Roy Johnson was, among other things, a lush. Every night somewhere between ten and eleven, Mighty Roy would get a bottle of red wine from his wine room, walk outside into his enormous backyard garden, and sniff his various, expensive tropical flowers. Then he’d sit in his overstuffed chair, drinking by himself until the bottle was empty and he’d have to get up and get another one.

He’d screwed a lot of people over to get to that position in life.

 What do you think? Did it make you want to keep reading?

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Visit Diane to read more First Paragraphs.

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