MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 "teaser" sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.
Today's tease comes from a novel about a young man and a young woman from Maine who travel to Africa in December to complete an almost-impossible job. Jeremy, in 1899, hopes to build a railroad bridge over the Tsavo River, and Max, in 2000, hopes to track down a plant that could eradicate heart disease. Africa is a dangerous place for those who are ill-prepared.
When Orombe stepped out of the jungle, he paused at the sight of all the men, then shook his head. "No, a night hunt must be quiet. Just us two."—From Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman (Europa Editions, 2012); quote was taken from uncorrected proof and may not match the finished text
Jeremy looked at him in surprise. In the moonlight, the man's dusky features were hard to read. He thought about walking through the jungle at night alone with this one African holding a spear, a man he barely knew. Violent, his mother has said, sooner or later you will see these savages bloody and violent. (p. 83)