First Line Friday — Elysium Tide

8 Jul

Happy Friday! Today I am featuring Elysium Tide, a new novel by James R. Hannibal, an author that has become a must-read for me. High octane suspense is his forte, and I look forward to going on another twisting, turning ride! With its Hawaiian setting, I’m thinking this is a good beach/pool bag addition.

Here’s the first line:

Dr. Peter Chesterfield watched his chief resident cut a three-millimeter patch of flesh and muscle away from the boy’s forehead above the eyebrow.

Dr. Peter Chesterfield is one of the Royal London Hospital’s top neurosurgeons. He is also a workaholic, ordered by his boss to take a week off to attend a medical symposium at the luxurious Elysium Grand on the island of Maui. While there, Peter pulls a woman with a skull fracture from the water. Though he is able to revive her in the ambulance, she eventually dies in his arms, leaving him with only one clue to what happened to her: the word “honu.”

Increasingly obsessed with discovering the cause of his patient’s death, Peter becomes entangled in an ongoing investigation of a brazen luxury auto theft. He also becomes a source of deep irritation to detective Lisa Kealoha, who has jurisdiction over the case.
But when the two join forces, they begin to uncover a destructive plot that runs far deeper than either of them could have imagined. And if they’re not careful, they’re both going to end up dead.

Award-winning author James R. Hannibal whisks you away to the deadly beauty of Hawaii for a story of greed, violence, and justice that will leave you breathless.

6 Responses to “First Line Friday — Elysium Tide”

  1. Mareli Thalwitzer July 8, 2022 at 7:37 am #

    Something different, but intriguing. I love a good medical thriller and this one sure does have elements if I’m not mistaken.

    Have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

  2. Paula Shreckhise July 8, 2022 at 11:27 am #

    I absolutely loved Elysium Tide! So intriguing.

    My first line comes from a fabulous book by Pepper Basham, The Heart Of The Mountains:
    Chapter 1. October, 1919
    “Running away from an arranged marriage to the wilds of the Blue Ridge hadn’t gone as Cora Taylor expected.”

  3. Cindy Davis July 8, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

    I enjoyed this one and hope you do too!! Have a great weekend!!!

  4. Nicole Santana July 9, 2022 at 2:11 am #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Free Fall by Nancy Mehl, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Alex couldn’t help thinking about the missing woman at lunch. Where was she?”
    I hope you have a good weekend. 😀

  5. Jen@GracetoGrow July 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

    I absolutely loved Elysium Tide – James R. Hannibal is a must-read author for me too!

    This week I featured Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard.

    Hope you have a great weekend! Happy reading 🙂

  6. Danielle Grandinetti July 10, 2022 at 11:22 am #

    This one sounds intense!

    I posted about Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard:

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

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