First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea.  Here’s the opening from The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA:


Khost, Afghanistan— December 30, 2009

TripleAgentFor ten days the CIA team waited for the mysterious Jordanian to show up.  From gloomy mid-December through the miserable holidays the officers shivered under blankets, retold stale jokes, drank gallons of bad coffee, and sipped booze from Styrofoam cups. They counted distant mortar strikes, studied bomb damage reports, and listened for the thrum of Black Hawk helicopters ferrying wounded. And they waited.

Christmas morning arrived on a raw wind, and still they sat.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia of  The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!  So, from the same novel:

There was a sense of destiny, of history being made, one CIA participant in the events later recalled.  “Everyone,” the officer said, “wanted to be involved in this one. (p.4)

Sensitive to perceptions that his royal blood accorded him privileges, he worked long hours and never mentioned his ties to the crown unless there was something to be gained for his entire unit. (p.36)

Would you keep reading?  I’ve had this book on my shelf for awhile and have finally gotten into it.  A true story, this is a compelling read.  Have you read this or other works by Joby Warrick?  Leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday page.



About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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11 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick

  1. ljennison says:

    I might not have picked it up myself, but your teasers make it intriguing. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for coming by my teaser.

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  2. Diane D says:

    I’m not a fan of spy thrillers but, I hope u enjoy this one.


  3. yvonne473 says:

    This sounds interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. That’s a great opening. I’d keep reading. Girl Who Reads

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  5. charliegirl says:

    The opening looks bleak. This isn’t the kind of read for me, but I would recommend it to the men in my life.


  6. Sounds really good. Normally not a non-fiction reader, but I would keep reading.

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  7. I like the way the author establishes the setting (time and place) in the opening, as well as the CIA involvement. I don’t read many CIA thrillers, but this sounds like a good one because it’s a true story. I’ll recommend it to my husband and will probably end up reading it myself.
    My Tuesday post features Isabel Allende’s The Japanese Lover.


  8. I am fascinated by anything CIA or spy-like. And bad coffee for characters…LOL. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

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