I thought today would be a good day to post a teaser from my book. This is an introduction to another character in my book, Detective James Wood. He is not your typical cop, not by a long shot. He's rough around the edges, but has an appetite for unusual cases. I hope you enjoy! As always, would love to hear feedback whether or not you like it and any suggestions, Thanks!
Detective Wood sat at his desk reading over the file on the Barrett attack. He grabbed his pack of smokes and got as far as putting one in his mouth and a flame on the lighter before remembering. Damn it. He tossed the lighter back on his desk, but left the cigarette perched between his lips. Even after five years, old habits die hard. Stupid, stupid smoking ban.
Turning back to the file, he couldn’t get past the descriptions of the suspects. Their clothing, their eyes, and how quickly they moved. That must be it. Mrs. Barrett thought they disappeared, but maybe they left so fast it seemed like they vanished. But, then again, maybe not. A weird feeling was gnawing at the corner of his mind, despite his best efforts to ignore it. He mouthed at the file, “What if they are aliens from another world?”
There, I said it. Rather than feeling better for giving voice to his thoughts, the words nagged at him, and he tried to brush them off as a product of an over active imagination. His last wild thoughts, although right, almost cost him his career.
Thoughts? I know it still needs work, but Wood is a wonderful character and easy to like!