Today's teaser comes once again from Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Yes, I'm still reading it. The biggest surprise for me is that I'm enjoying it! It's worth a read, really!
From page 168:
The fourth and fifth days trickled past, marked only by changes in the quality of light leaking in through the shutters. At night, short, fierce bursts of automatic weapons fire echoed outside the compound and were answered with stuttering retorts from the gun tower.