WIPpet numbers for 19th July, 2017:
19 - 7 = 12 short paragraphs
from Tabula Rasa
from Tabula Rasa
A first snippet from Tabula Rasa (Gray Fisher #2), which so far consists of around three chapters. I started with the cover, and I have very little idea of where the story is going at this stage.
This novel follows on from The WAG and The Scoundrel, featuring two former undercover police officers, Gray Fisher and Rob Simpson-Stone. Their investigations relate to white-collar crimes (fraud, embezzlement, etc.), and there are also romantic relationship story arcs (not between Gray and Rob).
This snippet is the start of what is currently chapter one, but that may change.
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Leathers over slacks and shirt, helmet in hand, Rob was at the door and ready to leave when his phone buzzed against his chest.
Leave it, answer it, leave it… If it was important, whoever it was would call back.
It stopped. Rob turned the catch and opened the front door a couple of inches at most before it started up again. With a grunt, he pushed the door shut and partially unzipped his jacket. There was a time when he could’ve ignored a ringing phone—the number onscreen was unfamiliar to both him and his address book, cold caller, more than likely—but he wasn’t prepared to take the chance.
“Sorry, mate, you’ve got the wrong number.”
“Nah. I don’t think so.”
“There’s no-one here by… Ah, hold up. Jock?”
“Bloody hell. It’s been a while. How did you get this number?”
“Rang your landline. Your missus gave me your mobile.”
“Fair enough.” It wasn’t like Zoë to give out his number without checking with him first, but he’d worry about that later.
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