Here is my book beginning only mine is the first few sentences:
From The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding:
"Darian Frey was a man who understood the value of a tactical retreat. It was a gambler's instinct, a keen appreciation of the odds that told him when to take a risk and when to bail out."
This caught me as soon as I read it. I found The Black Lung Captain at The Tattered Cover on my last trip to Denver and had to give it a try.