I have read some pretty awesome books this month. There was Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh and then the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. While these books were unquestionably brilliant and well written, I didn’t quite fall in love with any of the characters. I think it takes more than “well written” to make a book really memorable. So May’s book of the month goes to To Catch A Fox by Ethan Day and Geoffrey Knight. I absolutely adored Fox and Tucker and I know that if you gave this book a try, you would love them as much as I do.
This is one of my favourite scenes in the book. It’s one of those “out of the frying pan, into the fire” scenarios. Fox and Tucker have just gotten out of one predicament only to land in another almost immediately. They’re running from some crazies with guns.
“Where are we going?” Tucker shouted in panic as he peered down through the metal grid beneath his bare feet.
“We’re getting the hell out of here!” was Fox’s only answer.
“Up is not out!’
“And down is not alive!” Fox argued back.
Tucker glanced back down through the grate. Far below, he caught a glimpse of Santiago getting back up and wiping his bloody chin before taking aim.
Another bullet sent sparks flying off the metal inches from Tucker’s running feet.
They reached the second walkway and Fox quickly sized up the smoke-filled upper levels of the warehouse. He saw a ladder at the end of the gangplank he was now on. It led up to the roof.
Immediately he started sprinting along the gangplank toward the ladder, a stumbling, panting Tucker in tow.
But halfway along the gangplank, suspending high above the warehouse floor, he stopped dead.
The henchman from the adjacent staircases appeared twenty feet in front of them, grinning, gun in hand, finger on the trigger-
-standing between them and the ladder out of there.
Standing behind Fox, Tucker said, “Go punch him!”
“Are you crazy?! He’s got a gun!”
“He’ll miss. Bad guys always miss in the movies!”
Suddenly the henchman aimed his gun and fired.
A bullet shot through the air-sparks flew just to their left.
“Ah, fuck!!!!!” Fox screamed, doubling over in pain.
“Christ, are you okay?”
“Of course I’m not okay, the fucker just shot me!”
“Well, that’s not supposed to happen!”
An instance where life does not imitate art. Seriously, I love Tucker. He’s reasoning in this scene cracked me up. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book. Please do yourself a favour and give it a try. I promise that you won’t regret it!