Today I’m participating in First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, in which bloggers share a bit about a book they’re reading or planning to read soon.
So what did I do wrong this time? Sam shifted from one foot to the other, his hands behind his back. He faced his uncle’s desk, waiting for him to look up.
It was a long wait.
Short of like lining up in front o a firing squad. And while he waited he had lots of time to think about any crimes he might have committed.
He hand’t broken any windows since March. He hand’t spilled any grape juice on the living room rug. Well, not since last week. Definitely no potato chip crumbs in the TV room. So why had his uncle called him into his office?
Three plucky sleuths. A crumbling skeleton. A buried treasure.
After six months in a new school, Sam’s finally fitting in. He’s the one kid with enough talent to hit the winning home run and bring the baseball trophy back to Haggarty Elementary. But Sam’s guardian is shipping him off to boarding school before that can happen.
When teammates, Joey and Roger, hear his bad news, they plot to hide him until the big game. Their secret cave is a perfect place until an earthquake shatters a wall and reveals a wooden chest with a red-eyed dragon carved into its top. Inside, a bony hand clutches a map with a note, promising treasure.
With Joey and Roger, Sam sets off to track down the clues and hopefully discover treasure. When some puzzle pieces start to make sense, the boys become lost in a labyrinth of underground tunnels, trapped by dangerous thieves and sealed inside an airless tomb.
Would you keep reading?