The somber group of men sat in a large room that rested far belowground, accessed by only a single, high-speed elevator.
In case you missed it, I really like first lines. There is such a graveness and beauty about their importance. Some readers judge a book by those first lines instead of by its cover. Imagine, a stranger picks up your novel in a bookstore, reads the first few lines, and crinkles their nose as they place it back in the shelf…what a nightmare!
Baldacci, David. Saving Faith. New York: Warner, 1999. Print.