Tuesday, April 3, 2007

"A Thousand Suns"

Alex Scarrow's A Thousand Suns is a nominee for a Best First Novel Thriller Award.

He applied the "page 69 test" to the novel and reported the following:
Page 69 is a very handy page to read ... our protagonist is about to make a discovery aboard the wreck of a B-17 bomber, submerged off the coast of New England since the last week of the second World War. And with this discovery laid out before the reader, the book is ready to segue back into the past - the dying days of the war, to witness the Germans putting in place the final components of audacious plan ... an attempt to swing the war around by dropping the world's very first atom bomb on New York. This is a really good page on which to stumble into the story, you're just about to hit that revelatory stage of the book.
Visit the Scarrow Brothers' website.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Series.

--Marshal Zeringue