Friday Firsts: Department Zero by Paul Crilley
Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others. Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader. This week I’m reading Department Zero by Paul Crilley
‘The polite term for what I do for a living is “biohazard remediation.”
That’s what I say in anyone asks me at a dinner party. Not that I’m ever invited to dinner parties. (Megan got custody of all the friends in the divorce.) But it’s what I’d say if I was invited, and if someone was actually polite enough to approach through the chemical smell of industrial-strength cleaning products that clings to my body.
Another term for what I do is Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination. Or CTSDecon, if you want to sound cool.
Which, basically, means that I clean up stiffs for a living.
All the stiffs. No prejudice in my line of work.
Industrial accidents? Check.
Decomposition after unattended death? Check.
Spontaneous human combustion? Check. (Not that I’ve ever had one of those, but I live in hope.)’
My First Impressions
Well, no messing around there then! What a great opening, I think I’m going to enjoy this one.
What you reading this Friday??