First Line Friday — Lights Out

12 Nov

Happy Friday! I finally have a weekend at home! And you know what that means? Lots of time to read! Yay! I have some outstanding novels on my near future TBR list that I can’t wait to dive into. Lights Out by Natalie Walters, the first book in her Snap Agency series is one of them. I am almost finished listening to the final book in Walters’ Harbored Secrets series, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I hope you have some great books scheduled as well. Happy reading weekend!

Here’s the first line:

Seif El-Deeb watched the noisy trio of American boys cross the street away from Cairo American College.

CIA analyst Brynn Taylor developed a new program to combat terrorism, and she invited members of foreign intelligence agencies to America to foster cooperation between countries. Now one of them, Egyptian spy Remon Riad, is missing.

Jack Hudson has been working for the Strategic Neutralization and Protection Agency (SNAP) for almost nine years and takes the lead in hunting down the missing spy. But he isn’t at all pleased to find out Brynn is involved. It’s hard to trust a woman who’s already betrayed you.

Every lead they follow draws them dangerously deeper into an international plot. Kidnapping, murder, explosions, poisoning–the terrorists will do anything to accomplish their goal of causing a digital blackout that will blind a strategic US military communications center and throw the world into chaos.

Can Brynn surrender control to a man who doesn’t trust her? And can Jack ever get over what she did to him? The fate of the world–and their hearts–hangs in the balance.

Natalie Walters is the military wife of a soldier husband and mother of their three kids. She writes full-time and has been published in Proverbs 31 magazine and has blogged for Guideposts online. Natalie comes from a long line of military and law enforcement veterans and is passionate about supporting them through volunteer work, races, and writing stories that affirm no one is defined by their past. 

9 Responses to “First Line Friday — Lights Out”

  1. KymPossible November 12, 2021 at 8:11 am #

    This one looks intense and very interesting. Not my usual genre, but I am intrigued. Have a great weekend!

  2. Cindy Davis November 12, 2021 at 8:15 am #

    I will be reading this one in a few weeks. I love her books and look forward to it.

  3. WordsAndPeace November 12, 2021 at 9:40 am #

    Nice sentence that makes me hear their noisy group!
    Here is mine:
    The book is available for review (whenever you wish) and/or as a giveaway

  4. Danielle Grandinetti November 12, 2021 at 11:42 am #

    I loved Lights Out!! My First Line Friday post is about Elizabeth Goddard’s romantic suspense Deadly Target. Here’s the first line: “For a few hours every Saturday morning, Erin Larson could forget that evil existed.⁠”

    • rbclibrary November 12, 2021 at 11:48 am #

      I’m reading Deadly Target next.

  5. Nicole Santana November 12, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m currently reading Royally Rearranged by Emma St. Clair. It’s such a cute book. I am loving it. Here is a line from the chapter I am on: “My parents arrive the next afternoon, bringing with them an icy wind.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Paula Shreckhise November 12, 2021 at 5:49 pm #

    My first line is from Crosshairs by Patricia Bradley.
    “Come on! It was almost midnight, and the light in Cora Chamberlain’s bedroom blazed like a neon sign.”

  7. Jen@GracetoGrow November 14, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

    Lights Out is a fantastic book! I can’t wait for the rest of the series! My first line is from Crosshairs by Patricia Bradley: Happy reading!

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