First Line Friday — Network of Deceit

5 Feb

Happy Friday everyone! If you are looking for a book to energize your weekend reading, do I have a recommendation for you! Network of Deceit by Tom Threadgill is a winner. The second book featuring kickbutt San Antonio Police Detective Amara Alvarez explores cyber crime and the dogged police work needed to expose anonymous bad guys.

Here’s the first line:


How long could a human being scream?


After her rescue of nearly fifty kidnapped children made international headlines, Amara Alvarez gets what she’s worked for: a transfer to San Antonio’s Homicide Division. Reality sets in quickly, though, as her first case, the suspicious death of a teenager at a crowded local water park, brings chaos to her personal life.

As the investigation moves forward and she increases the pressure on the suspects, Amara finds herself under attack by cybercriminals. Her every move is being potentially watched online, and she’s forced to resort to unconventional methods to find the killer. With few leads, she fights to keep her first murder investigation from ending up in the cold case files.

Tom Threadgill is back with another riveting page-turner featuring the detective who is willing to put everything on the line to see that justice is served and lives are protected.

Tom Threadgill turned his love of a good tale into a full-time profession. His books have a distinct focus on clean, suspenseful action with strong character development. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). In his downtime, Tom enjoys woodworking, riding his Harley, and chasing the elusive Yard of the Month award. He currently resides with his wife in the Dallas area and can be reached through his website at


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8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Network of Deceit”

  1. Becky February 5, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Healing Hearts” by KImberly Rae Jordan:

    “Sophia Haldorson shut off the car’s engine, then turned to look at her almost-five-year-old son who sat in his car seat behind her.”

  2. sassybookishmama February 5, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line of Waltz in the Wilderness by Kathleen Denly
    ” “No!” The scream pierced Eli, ripping her from her sleep.”

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  3. Gretchen February 5, 2021 at 7:33 pm #

    I enjoyed Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill and am looking forward to this second book in the series!

    • rbclibrary February 5, 2021 at 7:58 pm #

      I hope you enjoy it too.

  4. Beauty In The Binding Blog (@BeautyInTheBind) February 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz. “Alas, she was not a tobacco bride, but she had been given charge of them.”

    • rbclibrary February 5, 2021 at 9:12 pm #

      Great book!

  5. Alexis @ The Reading Hideaway February 5, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

    What a first line!

    Here’s my First Line:

    • rbclibrary February 8, 2021 at 7:01 am #

      And it only gets better from there!

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