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‘The Metaxy Project’ by Layton Green

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, you can find out more about both book and author … here

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here

I spent all of the following week at the office. Literally. I had to put aside all the insane things I’d seen and the disturbing theories floating around in my head, and toe the line. If I didn’t, I was going to miss deadlines, and that’s the inexcusable sin in litigation.

Midnight of the sixth day in, halfway through a federal appeal due in the morning that kept sprouting tentacles, I wanted to vomit. I hadn’t seen daylight for more than five minutes in a week, my back felt like Thor had rabbit-punched me, spiders were spinning webs in my head and seeing who could swing the farthest.

A little star popped up on the Google map, and I zoomed around until I got my bearings. I studied the area, then printed the map. I did some more searching and things got interesting when I googled the address and it turned out to be a church. As far as I knew, Dr. Carter didn’t go to church. And I’d bet my bar license that if he did, he didn’t go to church in Mechanicsville. I suppose I had plans on Sunday morning.

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by … Jenn at ‘A Daily Rhythm’

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for Jenn, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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  • Good group of teasers! I especially like the middle one. It totally leaves me feeling the mental and physical exhaustion of the speaker!

    I’m working my way through X by Sue Grafton. This is taken from page 173:

    “I grabbed my shoulder bag, locked the office, scooted out to the Honda, and slid under the wheel. As I backed out of the drive, I glanced at the dashboard and realized I’d committed the two cardinal sins in the catechism of a private eye:
    1. Never allow your car to get low on gas. I was looking at a third of a tank at best. Now I was in a hurry and had no time to top it off.
    2. Never pass up a chance to pee.”

    • Hi Kelly,

      There are so many great passages to choose from in this book, that I was finding it difficult to stick to just two – hence the slight breaking of the rules of the meme 🙂

      I needed to read twice, a few pages just before these excerpts, where Layton has his characters discussing the paranormal, theoretical physics, ESP, etc. However this descriptive and all-inclusive writing style, really adds to the atmosphere and building tension in this story – Loving it so far!
      I love the teaser lines you chose from ‘X’. They are thoughts which I’m sure we have all been able to relate to at some point in our lives – I know I have, especially the second one 🙂

      Not quite the professional behaviour and attention to detail you would expect from a private eye though. I hope this person is going to be a bit more savvy than this in solving the case !!

      Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

  • ‘My back felt like Thor had rabbit-punched me, spiders were spinning webs in my head and seeing who could swing the farthest’ – If nothing else I can relate to this character.

    Seriously though, great teasers. This sounds like my kind of read.

    He twisted the bell-shaped handle, pushed the door open and ushered the two contestants inside, then followed them in. The room was a little bigger than there school classroom and resembled a small assault course.
    – The Game Master by Ian D Copsey.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I must admit that sounds just about how I feel at the end of every day, after humping and dumping bags of donated clothing and boxes of books and bric-a-brac around, and it certainly doesn’t get any easier the older I am getting 🙂

      This is quite a slow building storyline, but there is definitely a crisis point brewing, which is going to cause an almighty stir when it finally erupts. Layton Green never disappoints 🙂
      Those teaser lines were definitely intriguing enough to have me check this one out and whilst ‘The Game Master’ probably isn’t one for me, I love the concept of the storyline and the cover art is amazing.

      Thanks for sharing and I apreciate your comments 🙂

  • I did a double-take, because Thor is the name of someone in the Little Kitty book too.

    I didn’t (yet) look at the synopsis, but this sounds very tense and like a tech or legal thriller of some kind. I might like it. (Also – interesting word, “rabbit-punched.” Have never seen it elsewhere.)

    I’m reading Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot,” which is so far proving an interesting book with angsty characters and I’m almost 100% sure it’s headed for a big tragic ending. So that’s making me tense.

    • Hi Hila,

      The irony of the reference to Thor wasn’t lost on me either, although in my teaser passages, I think that my character is using Thor in a purely metaphorical context.

      I have come across the phrase ‘rabbit-punched’ before, although I had to look up the literal definition, to make sure I had it right in my own mind …

      “A rabbit punch is a blow to the neck or to the base of the skull. It is considered especially dangerous because it can damage the cervical vertebrae and subsequently the spinal cord, which may lead to serious and irreparable spinal cord injury.”
      I keep promisng myself that I will get to grips with working my way through some of the classics, however this book is quite a chunkster and probably a bit more intellectually challenging than anything I could concentrate on right now, with everything I have going on at home!

      I do hope that the ending isn’t quite as devastating as you are anticipating and that you enjoy the book 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, it is always a pleasure to have you stop by.

  • Interesting teasers. This lawyer sounds like he has got his work cut out for him. I checked out the authors website, it looks like he has written some good thrillers. Happy reading friend 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      He is a newly qualified lawyer, who has got himself involved way over his head, in something he can’t control – and things just keep getting worse for him!

      Author Layton Green is one of my favourites, which is where three of his ‘Dominic Grey’ series novels have ended up – on my ‘favourites’ shelf over at Goodreads, with the latest installment tucked away safely on my Kindle pages 🙂

      Layton has written a couple of stand alone thrillers, including this one, whch is so far shaping up to be equally as enthralling, right to the very last page. Definite shades of John Grishan and David Baldacci, with the slight added twist of the occult and paranormal.

      I hope that all is well with you, it was great to hear from you 🙂

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