First chapter, Meme

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #23


Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts this meme.

Father of Fear

Today I’m featuring a book that I am currently reading for review. 

Donny Jeung considered removing his badge before sticking the hypodermic needle in his arm. It was a strange and fleeting thought. What difference did it make? He could take off the uniform and the badge and the gun, and he’d still be a cop. And he’d also still be a junkie. Such thoughts floated into the ether as he depressed the plunger and the heroin entered his veins. He leaned back against the toilet bowl, the porcelain cool on his back. Sounds and smells took on exaggerated vibrancy. The aroma of pine-scented air freshener and the acrid tang of urine swirled over the muted conversations and scraping of plates in the restaurant. Euphoria enfolded him, and for a few moments, he forgot the argument he’d had with his father earlier that evening.

I’m reading this one for a blog tour in September. I read and reviewed The Prophet back in 2012 and loved it! So I was excited to get pitched this one! This is actually the start of the prologue, and I never know how much to share so this is the first paragraph. I’m not very far into this one, but I’m definitely enjoying it so far!! I hope you come back on September 2nd to see my final thoughts