Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon. This week's selection is part of a series. I started the audio version without reading the earlier installments and it's working out great so far.
Widowmaker; Paul Dorion
MacMillan Audio - 2016
"On my first day as a cadet at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, the instructors showed my class the most disturbing video I had ever seen. It was a montage of real-life footage--most of it taken during routine traffic stops -- of police officers who had been ambushed on the line of duty. We saw cops being run over, cops being wrestled to the ground by multiple assailants, cops having their service weapons stripped from their hands and used to kill them.
"You only need to get careless once,' our instructor told us. As if we needed to be told.
Five years had passed since I'd seen that video; I was no longer a twenty-three-year-old cadet, no longer a rookie, and yet those horrible images still made regular appearances in my nightmares. Every time I went on patrol, without exception, I would hear my instructor's warning in my head, and I would wonder if this was the day that some seemingly harmless stranger would smile at me through a window and then shoot me in the face.
I might have called myself paranoid if I hadn't watched those cops being murdered,"
Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?
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