First Line Friday — Power Play

28 May

Happy Friday! With a long weekend in front of me, I’m looking forward to a lot of good reading. First up on my list is Power Play by Rachel Dylan. I have been eagerly awaiting the final book of her Capital Intrigue series and snagged an early copy. But you don’t have to wait too long to get your hands on your own copy. Release day is June 1. Haven’t read the first two books? What are you waiting for? Get all 3 to jumpstart your summer reading. 🙂

Here’s the first line:

It’s going to be a long night.

When State Department attorney Vivian Steele witnesses two ambassadors collapse as if poisoned at a diplomatic dinner in Washington, DC, she is recruited to be a member of a joint FBI task force assigned to investigate. But she soon finds her by-the-book ways clashing with a special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service, Jacob Cruz. A former Navy SEAL and in charge of the event’s security, Jacob takes the attack personally and is driven to act quickly, even ahead of the rules and regulations. 

As Viv starts to work her diplomatic sources, her past as a State Department lawyer comes back to haunt her, and secrets held tightly by the government thrust her into a web of danger. Afraid, Viv turns to the one man bent on protecting others. But can she accept Jacob’s reckless ways as exactly what she needs to stay alive and to discover the truth behind the attacks?

Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation’s top law firms. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids — two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. You can find Rachel at

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9 Responses to “First Line Friday — Power Play”

  1. Paula Shreckhise May 28, 2021 at 10:22 am #

    Power Play is my next book to read.

    My first line is from Come Back To Me by Jody Hedlund:
    “Your father is in a coma.”
    Happy reading.

    • rbclibrary May 29, 2021 at 6:53 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. Danielle Grandinetti May 28, 2021 at 10:26 am #

    I’ve read the first book in the series and need to catch up on the rest. 🙂 My First Line Friday post is from Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar: Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary May 29, 2021 at 6:54 am #

      Her books are always great.

  3. Nicole Santana May 28, 2021 at 6:21 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The Shell Collector by Nancy Naigle: I’m just starting chapter 19, so I’ll share a line from there:
    “The next morning, Amanda read another passage from the book Ginny had given her.”
    I hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend! 🙂❤📚

    • rbclibrary May 29, 2021 at 6:54 am #

      Have a great weekend!

  4. Becky May 28, 2021 at 6:34 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Crazy for You” by Susan May Warren and Michelle Sass Aleckson:

    “The plan was easy. Bring Oreos, kiss his mother, and skedaddle.”

    • rbclibrary May 29, 2021 at 6:54 am #

      This book sounds great!

  5. Cindy Davis May 29, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

    This is on my TBR pile. My first line is from “Bridge of Gold” by Kimberley Woodhouse. “Certain moments in life define a person. Moments that invoke physical feelings that can’t be described.”

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