Teaser Tuesdays: I See You

I just finished Taxed to Death, which actually did get better near the end. I’ll post a better review later. For now, I need to pick a next book to read. Now, I did download a number of ebooks from Smashwords, where numerous authors (including yours truly) are offering their titles at 25% off, 50% off, or even 100% off, for Read-an-eBook Week. (Which is probably why the site is often down this week, because it’s getting hammered by voracious eBook readers.)

However, I think that for now, I’d like to read one of the out-of-print Holly Lisle titles I picked up recently. I plotted and schemed for a long time to get my hands on those… OK, that’s not exactly true. But it is true that I’ve wanted to collect more of Holly’s books for a long time. And I See You would really hit the spot right about now. This is one of Holly’s romantic suspense titles, the story of paramedic Dia Courvant, who rescued the sole survivor of a terrible car accident, to find her own husband dead in the wreckage. Now, four years later, a series of deadly car crashes has brought handsome detective Brig Hafferty into Dia’s life. She’s drawn to Brig, but can she trust him enough to tell him of the terror that stalks her? Because Dia has received a message warning her of danger and death, a message that seems to have been sent to her from beyond the grave.

Holly had a career as an ER nurse before she became a fiction author, known for her vibrant worlds and deep characters. The Little One says that she “didn’t like to read as much,” before she read Holly’s Moon and Sun books: The Ruby Key and The Silver Door. (Maybe I can convince her to try Harry Potter.) Now, she’s reading Talyn, which I haven’t read yet and which is ambitious for a pre-teen. (After she finishes it, she can try Twilight as an alternative.)

I expect I See You to be right on when it comes to the gestalt of Dia’s work. Additionally, my brother is a paramedic, and my sister-in-law’s a nurse, and my Beloved is also in the medical field, and my other brother works in the medical industry. (So when I claim that such-and-such a government healthcare scheme will only increase the costs and demand for medical care, at least you know I’m not saying it out of selfish interest.) So I also expect I See You to hit close to home, and maybe I’ll even pass it around after I’m done with it… as long as I can be guaranteed to get it back again.

Finally, here’s today’s teaser, from p. 165:

He walked over to the nurses’ station and said, “I got a call in from the lab on the agent that was in Dia Courvant’s air. Her doctor around?”

[ . . . ]

“So she was getting only about eight percent oxygen, assuming the rest of the stuff in her tank was good air.”

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just follow the directions at the “Teaser Tuesdays” post.

-TimK