Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from Artemis by Andy Weir. I received this from NetGalley and just couldn’t resist reading more or less immediately. The story is pretty much about a heist in a city on the moon, and it’s sooo good. I haven’t read the Martian so can’t compare but it’s very clever, funny and has just the right amount of science and techie stuff.
It’s a simple idiot-proofing scheme that’s very effective. But no idiot-proofing can overcome a determined idiot.
~ 23% Artemis by Andy Weir
The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.