Welcome to some serendipitous fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

Today is my first event since Monday.  I’ve been learning to navigate on my laptop, after many years on a desktop, and I must say, I’m not enjoying it!

So here goes:  Today I’m excerpting from Terminal Ambition, by Kate McGuinness.

About:  Maggie Mahoney wants justice for women at her law firm. 

                        The firm chairman wants to be Attorney General. 

                                          Only one can win in this legal thriller. Sweeny, Owens & Boyle sits at the top of Wall Street law firms. Brilliant and beautiful, Maggie Mahoney became a partner and the trophy wife of its managing attorney. Her husband’s death renders Maggie an outsider with the firm’s male establishment and creates a power vacuum.Obsessed with his dream of becoming the next Attorney General, firm chairman, Andy Anderson, chooses a surprising replacement: Jack Slattery, a reputed sexist. Jack’s background hardly qualifies him for such a prominent position. Maggie suspects Jack has something on Andy, but what is it? Forced to become a sleuth, she stages a break-in to gather evidence.Andy’s ambition drives him to desperate measures. With proof of misconduct in hand, Maggie demands justice, but it comes at a high price.

Beginning:  August 16, Saturday
Maggie Mahoney
Maggie Mahoney bit back a smile at her client’s frustration.  She’d watched Wade Johnson coolly negotiate deals worth billions of dollars, but he had just been shut down by their helicopter pilot, a grizzled Vietnam vet called Stoney.  Shaking his gray ponytail, Stoney gave the same response to each of Wade’s offers:  “Not worth it.”
56:  Bull’s practice and his sympathies lay with management.
That’s it for today!  Now I’m ready to visit some blogs!


  1. I’ve just bought an Asus Transformer Prime tablet – yet another learning curve on how to navigate the blogger app!! Good luck with your laptop.


  2. Great choice, this sounds like an intriguing story. I also recently made the switch to a laptop, and when I have lots of typing to do, I connect my old wireless keyboard and mouse to the laptop and then I’m a happy girl, LOL.


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