First Line Friday — A Sacred Duty

22 Jul

Happy Friday! A Sacred Duty is the sequel to mystery novel A Noble Calling by Rhona Weaver. I finished Noble Calling right before our trip to Yellowstone last year. It really did capture the national park well. I’m looking forward to the return trip! If you are looking for a great mystery check both out!

Here’s the first line:

The bones were stark white . . . .

Rookie FBI Special Agent Win Tyler should be resting on his laurels after emerging from the False Prophet case a hero. Instead, he finds himself surrounded by mystery and danger after a woman’s severed hand emerges from a toxic thermal pool at a local geyser. Win soon discovers that there are other women missing from the park. Are these disappearances murders or simply unfortunate accidents?

Evidence suggests the skeletal remains belong to a missing Russian scientist, and Win’s quest to find answers takes him to Kamchatka, Russia, where he’s forced to take on an espionage role he’s not trained to perform. Who can he trust as he navigates an increasingly murky area between good and evil? Are more lives still at risk? Will the search for the lost strengthen his faith as he strives to bring closure and peace not only to the families of the missing but also to his own soul?

A Sacred Duty, award-winning author Rhona Weaver’s second installment in the FBI Yellowstone Adventure series, follows Win into a maelstrom of deceit and violence involving a Russian intelligence officer, a mole within the Bureau, and a serial killer. Set against the stunning landscape of Yellowstone National Park and the wilds of Far Eastern Russia, this exciting novel is both a fast-paced thriller and a heartfelt story of loss, trust, and grace.

7 Responses to “First Line Friday — A Sacred Duty”

  1. Cindy Davis July 22, 2022 at 10:43 am #

    I have not heard of this author before. I like the setting and premise of the books. Would you say they lean heavier on the mystery or romance?

    • rbclibrary July 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

      Mystery for sure.

  2. Paula Shreckhise July 22, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

    That sounds creepy!

    My first line this week comes from Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard:
    Her world was spinning out of control. Correction. Not her world but her body.

  3. deanne01 July 22, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

    This one sounds like one I’d read. Enjoy your selection. Have a great weekend.

  4. Nicole Santana July 22, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

    I am currently reading The Bachelor and the Bride by Sarah M. Eden. It’s really good.
    “In recent years, in the area of London near Belsize Park, a young physician by the name of Sefton Palmer established himself as a reliable man of medicine and an individual of inquisitive disposition.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Danielle Grandinetti July 24, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

    Sounds like an exciting read!

    I’m reading A Dream of Family by Jill Weatherholt. The first line is: “Past Due.”

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  6. Jen@GracetoGrow July 24, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

    Sounds intense! This week I shared the first line from Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd. http://gracetogrowblog.com/first-line-friday-heirlooms/

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

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