Sunday, May 8, 2011

"The Gods of Greenwich"

Norb Vonnegut is a professional wealth adviser turned novelist. Top Producer, his debut novel, was a featured pick of Today, SmartMoney and is published in eight languages.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, The Gods of Greenwich, and reported the following:
On page 69 of The Gods of Greenwich, Rachel Whittier is whacking a 72-year-old woman. Rachel is a constant, lurking menace throughout the novel. This hit is her second in the book. And there are more septuagenarians, who will fall victim.

Page 69: “Rachel loved this part of her job. She felt like an alley cat toying with a trapped mouse.”

By day, Rachel works as a nurse in a plastic surgeon’s office. By night, she is a hired assassin. And the questions are:

Why is she killing seventy-year-olds?

How is she involved in the war between a hedge fund in Greenwich and a really nasty bank in Iceland?

What made her so evil in the first place?

Rachel eschews guns. Her aversion could be a problem in the murder-for-hire profession, right? Not so. She is extremely effective, skilled at her trade. Thriller fans won’t believe the hit on page fifteen.

Once again, the page sixty-nine test works. I think it nails what readers will find inside The Gods of Greenwich.
Learn more about the book and author at Norb Vonnegut's website and blog.

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

--Marshal Zeringue