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

department-zero‘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.

Murder? Check.

Suicide? Check

Murder-suicide? Check.

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??

*The above excerpt was taken from an advanced reader copy and it is possible that the final version may have further changes.

9 Responses to “Friday Firsts: Department Zero by Paul Crilley”

  1. sjhigbee

    This sounds promising, Lynn – I love the line about his wife getting custody of their friends… I look forward to hearing how you get on with this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This was a good read – very entertaining, fast paced, fun.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I adore the flippant tone of this one! And to be truthful, this guy must employ all the humor he can summon in his line of work… 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, not a job you’d probably want to get into – unless you’re very tough!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I would not want to have Harry’s job, but I have to say it was interesting reading about what he does! This was a fun book, hope you enjoy it 🙂

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I’m on the fence about reading this one, curious to hear what you think of it in the end 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was very entertaining, probably a little too much action in some respects – it becomes almost crazy. But it was a read that kept my attention no problem.
      Lynn 😀

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