Here's mine from Murder on Theatre Row by Michael Jahn:
Teddy Roosevelt was President and preparing to dig the Panama Canal in 1903 when the thirty-inch water main was laid down below Forty-second Street in New York City.... And on one frosty Monday night, the fourth of December ninety-plus years later, Bill Donovan, newly appointed captain in the New York Police Department, was riding the subway home from his office at One Police Plaza when the water main--untended lo those many years--burst.
The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it. Freda is taking some time off for the holidays, but I wanted to go ahead and share a tidbit anyway.
Here it is from Murder on Theatre Row by Michael Jahn:
"I need carte blanche to go anywhere, at any time--even on stage if it comes to that--for me and my assistant, Sergeant Moskowitz."
"Feel free to sing a duet with Elena if it so moves you," Holland replied.