First Line Fridays: Even More Dangerous Pursuits Novellas

Welcome to First Line Fridays. Today, I’m sharing more first lines from the upcoming novellas from the Dangerous Pursuits authors. Whet your appetite for 15 suspenseful tales from some of today’s best-selling authors, filled with mystery, murder, and absolute mayhem! Come back each week to get a taste of what’s to come!


The single shot exploded the crisp autumn air

and Naomi Boentreger absorbed the sound,

certain now that they weren’t alone.

Amish Justice by Ann Malley

 When the ravening wolf is in your soul, where can you run? 

Scripture says, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” A timeless warning since human nature is fallen and the devil, like a lion, seeks to devour all that he can in every age.

But what can one Amish woman do? Where can Naomi Boentreger turn once she realizes that the false prophet lives in her own soul? Is the sheep’s clothing that she thought was pure merely a disguise that will ravage her and the only family she has left? The family she wanted is gone forever since she stayed in Justice, Maryland instead of following her heart.

Her faith-filled choice is cold comfort but believing is what she must do.

Undercover and working a case he’d rather not, FBI agent Daniel Graber, an Englisch raised as Amish, is conflicted by more than the nefarious activities of Aaron Esch, the suspected power behind an international drug trafficking scheme. A missing Amish girl is another something thrown into the mix and justice, true justice, demands answers.

Daniel can only hope and, yes, pray that Naomi “Mimi” Boentreger is not involved in criminal activity. Prison would be a far better option than the horrible death that may claim his one and only love if he doesn’t step lightly. But how? How when all he wants is to secret Mimi away and live the life that life denied them? The time has come for Daniel to believe!

Chase Beckett gripped the steering wheel as the white pickup he was chasing sped ahead of him toward the rugged grouping of mountains in the distance. 

The Last Day by Lisa Harris

When Dr. Hope McQuaid stops at the scene of an accident on a lonely west Texas highway, she ends up being used as bargaining chip for two dangerous fugitives with nothing to lose. Officer Chase Beckett intervenes in the hostage situation, but he will have to risk his own life to save his high school sweetheart—the one woman he’s never been able to forget.

Breathe in. Breath out.

Don’t Look Down by Gina Holder

Can she prove a killer’s guilt before he silences her forever?
Erynn, owner of the Gourmet Gal food truck, witnesses a murder but no one believes her.
Stephen’s Adventure Tours company is going bankrupt. Western Financial’s yearly retreat may be his last hope.
Erynn volunteers to cook for the executives, but gets more adventure than she bargained for when one of them turns out to be the killer.
Faith and Fear collide in the beautiful Rocky Mountains where being in the wrong place can lead to more than danger, it can lead to murder. 

Catch up on other First Line Friday posts & find some new books for your TBR!

5 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Even More Dangerous Pursuits Novellas

  1. Danielle Grandinetti says:

    Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to Dangerous Pursuits.

    I’m starting the novella collection Always a Wedding Planner and the first line of the first story, Finally a Sweetheart by Toni Shiloh, is: “The musical strands of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 filled the air as Felicity Edwards carefully piped intricate scrolls on the future Schwartzes’ wedding cake.”

    My FLF post features A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano:


  2. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from another fantastic book Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel:
    September. Louisville, Kentucky
    Some engagements end In happily ever afters, and some just end…on social media.


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