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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Hostile Takeover (John Lago Thriller #2) by Shane Kuhn

Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.

This week I'm spotlighting my current read, Hostile Takeover (John Lago Thriller #2) by Shane Kuhn.  I had no idea The Intern got a sequel (which was released in July) until recently and I'm really excited to jump back into John Lago's world.  The original is so darkly funny and action-packed that I knew I had to come back for the follow up.  I'm also really excited for the movie adaptation of  the first book and from what I've heard Dave Franco has been cast as John Lago.

Book Beginning:

Federal Bureau of Investigation -- National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), Quantico, Virginia
Present Day

This is the first day of the rest of your life, I think to myself as I squint under the bright fluorescent lights in a windowless interrogation room.  In the reflection of the two-way mirror, I look like a bug in a jar, quietly waiting for a mentally disturbed five-year-old to fill it with water and watch me stiffly gallop to a slow and painful death.  But my executioner doesn't come in the form of a bored suburban brat. He comes in the form of Assistant Director Winton Fletcher - a fifty-something FBI poster boy with a scrubbed red face (Ivory soap), machine-precision haircut (Floyd the barber), cheap, ill-fitting suit and prep school knockoff tie (Joseph A. Bank), and high-polish wing tips with skid-proof rubber soles (Florsheim).


He took a Ted Williams cut at me with the baseball bat he'd been gripping under the bar since I sat down.  I stopped the bat barrel with one hand and knocked him out cold with the other. And it was on.  Weapons were flashing.


  1. What genre is this book? Sounds intriguing though. Have a great weekend.

    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

    1. Action, Thriller, Comedy! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Replies
    1. I actually just finished it - sooner than I expected, but I was so much fun!

  3. I like the description of Fletcher in the opening. Lots of good detail.
    My Friday post features Seeing You Again.

  4. I love it when I discover that a favorite book is part of a series.
    My Friday Quotes

  5. I hope you love this one as much as I did. :-)
    Happy weekend!

  6. ENJOY!!!

    Sounds good.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. The books look like worthy reads. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

  8. This sounds like an action packed book. I hadn't heard of it before. I'll have to add it to my list.

    1. Going to have to start with The Intern's Handbook. :)

      I hope you'll like them!

  9. Sorry for returning your visit so late! I definitely don't read enough action thrillers but this sounds good! Maybe I should give this one a try because I really liked the descriptions in it :) And Dave Franco is always a good thing! Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a good week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  10. Sounds action packed and I love action. Thanks for dropping by fundinmental.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. No time to take a breather in this series. Thanks for visiting!

  11. How fun! And darkly funny sounds so very appealing. Hope you enjoy your week!

  12. Sounds action packed and like something is always happening! Thanks for sharing!


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