First Lines Friday #6

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

I think by now you all know the rules and premise of First Lines Friday but if you don’t let me remind you …

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own. He started up in terror at the dark figure looming over him. “What do you want?”

“La chiave,” the raspy voice replied. “The password.”

“But … I don’t-”

The intruder pressed down again, grinding the white hot object deeper into Vetra’s chest. There was a hiss of broiling flesh.

Vetra cried out in agony. “There is no password!”

Have I got you hooked?

Let’s see what it is …

Angels and Demons

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization — the Illuminati. In a desperate race to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, and deserted cathedrals, and into the depths of the most secretive vault on earth…the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

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