I have been told that a good agent can tell in the first couple of paragraphs if they want to rep a book. It got me to thinking. If agents do that, does everyone do that? Hum? Shall we check this out together? Below you will find a couple of paragraphs. Read. Comment.
Margaret Alexandria Houston, one of the newest agents in the ATF, sat on the private jet. She looked out the window. Two huge men sat in the fuselage watching the teenager. Alexandria was only sixteen. In fact, it was her birthday. She had been a foster child since she was seven. Since the US Government had paid for the extraordinarily intelligent child to go to college at an early age, the US Government felt the teenager owed them. Therefore, when Alexandria had graduated from her doctorate’s program halfway through her fifteenth year, the government said she was going to work for the ATF.
It wasn’t like there was a foster family standing up for the teen’s rights to a childhood. The only good foster family Alexandria had ever lived with had given her up. Not that they had wanted to. Alexandria knew they had fought for her for years. Unfortunately, they hadn’t won in the courts. It was why Alexandria had begun running away from the foster homes she had been placed in. There was also the fact that each succeeding home had problems with food and beatings. Alexandria was convinced when she left college that no one loved her, including her “blood” family. The government offered her a paycheck and a roof over her head. Or Alexandria could be cut from the foster care program as an adult at the ripe old age of fifteen.