Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The governments and agencies pursuing these investigations had varying goals; but they were united on one issue. The Sloan was not, by a puerile insistence on its commercial rights, to imperil the unexpected accord which had suddenly emerged between East and West.
From Murder Against the Grain by Emma Lathen (written 1967).
You have to love a mystery writer that will use the word puerile.
And because I was playing by the rules and picked a page at random, I was not able to use this still-true sentence: "Banks do not expect to bear risks; they expect to fob them off onto their unfortunate customers." Nor was I able to talk about the troupe of trained otters. Ah well. Enjoy.