Tuesday, June 19, 2018

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

                                                      
 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring my current read, The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.  The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.

 

Thursday, May 10
Chapter 1

The House Select Committee will come to order . . .

The sharks are circling, their nostrils twitching at the scent of blood.  Thirteen of them, to be exact, eight from the opposition party and five from mine, sharks against whom I've been preparing defenses with lawyers and advisers.  I've leaned the hard way that no matter how prepared you are, there are few defenses that work against predators.  At some point, there's nothing you can do but jump in and fight back.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
The opening paragraphs give a realistic idea of what it's like to be in politics in current times.  It's been a while since I read a James Patterson book, and I'm drawn to this one because it combines Patterson's fast-paced plot with Clinton's political insider knowledge.  



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12 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've given up on Patterson but, because B.C. has teamed up, I do want to try it. Hope you are enjoying it.

Vicki said...

I saw this recently at the store and thought about buying it, but decided to wait and read more reviews.

Donna H said...

I'm curious about this book. Thanks for sharing.

Ms. M. said...

I expect he brings a lot of authenticity and expertise to the novel. Thanks for sharing. Here's my contribution for today: https://wp.me/p4DMf0-1CS

Katherine P said...

I'm so intrigued by this! I think the Bill Clinton/James Patterson combination could be really fascinating.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read this one. I'm drawn to political stories these days. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Kay said...

I'm curious about it, but I've pretty much gone away from Patterson books too. I might try it at some point - perhaps on audio.

Kathy Martin said...

Like many above, I'm not a Patterson fan. Clinton's addition may be enough to pull me in ... someday. This week I have a book from deep in TBR mountain - Foolproof by Barbara D'Amato et al.. Happy reading!

Margot said...

I definitely want to read this one. I'm waiting for my name to come up at the library. Sure hope its good.

Monica's Bookish Life said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm intrigued by what this book because of the co-authors. I like the opening, and I'd keep reading!

Literary Feline said...

It's been a long while since I last read anything by Patterson. I keep seeing this one around though and am curious!

Mystica said...

Count me in.

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