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
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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