First Line Friday — The Escape

13 Nov

Happy Friday! I am thrilled to feature The Escape, the newest romantic suspense from one of my favorite authors, Lisa Harris. I cannot wait to get started on this book! It’s also the first book in a new series. Yay! The promise of more great books!

Here’s the first line —

There is a razor-thin edge between justice and revenge, where the two easily blur if left unchecked. 


US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn are thrust into a high-profile case when they are called on to transport two prisoners across the country on a private plane. But when the plane experiences engine trouble en route from the Pacific Northwest to Colorado, the pilots crash-land the aircraft deep in the heart of the sprawling Salmon-Challis National Forest. 

When Madison and Jonas regain consciousness, they find both pilots and one prisoner dead–and one fugitive on the run. They’ll have to negotiate the rugged and remote backcountry through Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado while tracking a murderer who is desperate to disappear–and will do anything to stop them.

This high-octane game of cat-and-mouse from bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris will have your heart pumping as you try to catch a fugitive with nothing to lose.

USA Today and CBA bestselling author Lisa Harris is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has sold over half a million books. She and her family have spent over sixteen year working as missionaries in Africa where she runs a small non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project promotes Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves . . . the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at


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6 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Escape”

  1. Danielle Grandinetti November 13, 2020 at 11:05 am #

    That is a great first line! On my blog today, I’m talking about the first line from Rachel Scott McDaniel’s The Red Canary: “From that day on, death was in my song.” Happy Friday!

  2. Kathleen Denly November 13, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

    Interesting first line.
    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano.
    Here’s the first line from my current read, The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky:

    If she lived to be one hundred and five, Katherine Evangeline Ramsey would never understand why every debutante must begin the London social season by curtsying to the king and queen.

  3. sassybookishmama November 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm #

    Happy Friday!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line to the Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano
    “It always came to this, didn’t it? Amid the glittering swirl of music and gowns, I looked up into the handsome face of Lord Cumberland and forced a smile as if nothing at all were about to happen.”

    Have a happy weekend!

  4. Nicole Santana November 13, 2020 at 8:13 pm #

    Happy Friday! 😊
    I’m sharing from All is Mary and Bright by Kasey Stockton on my blog: I’m currently reading The Cul-de-sac War by Melissa Ferguson. I’m just starting chapter 4 so I’ll share from there.
    “Chip tried really, really hard to keep a smile from playing on his lips as Bree stomped out of the sleet and onto his concrete porch in tall black galoshes.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂❤📚

  5. Becky November 13, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Into the Darkness” by Margaret Daley:

    “Hot, humid – no, make that wet – air clung to her like a second skin.”

  6. Paula Shreckhise November 14, 2020 at 10:49 am #

    The Escape is in the mail! Can’t wait to read it.

    My first line is from an exceptional book: The Promised Land by Elizabeth Musser:
    “I have spent twenty years carefully stitching my family’s life together, so when it suddenly starts to unravel I find myself in a tangled knot of anxiety.”

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