Tuesday, June 5, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Banker's Wife; Christina Alger


On Tuesdays First Chapter, First Paragraph/Intros is hosted by Vickie/ I’d Rather Be at the Beach Readers are asked to share the first paragraph of a book they are reading or plans to read soon.  

The Banker's Wife; Christina Alger
G.P Putnam - 2018

Prologue

"At London RAF Northolt Airport, very few planes were cleared for takeoff.  The crosswinds were strong; the downpour of sleet reduced visibility to nil. There was only one runway at Northolt, and a congestion of private jets looking to use it. It was six a.m. The crowd of passengers in the waiting area was small but impatient.  Most were businessmen who had morning meetings in Paris, Luxembourg, Berlin.  Some were booked on flights chartered by their corporations; a few owned their jets outright.  These were not men who liked to wait.  A Russian named Popov was making a scene. He yelled alternately at the woman behind the front desk and someone on the other end of his phone.  Neither person was giving him the answer that he was looking for, so he toggled between them, the volume of his voice rising until he could be heard clear across the terminal.  His female companion, a bored, willowy blonde in a fox-fur coat and sneakers,stared at her phone. She seemed accustomed to his rages. Everyone else was looking at Popov. Papers were lowered; passengers turned to stare.  At six foot four and at least 280 pounds, Alexei Popov was hard to miss, particularly the he was angry."

What do you think?  I just started this one last night and like it so far.

20 comments:

  1. That's a beginning that grabs your interest or it does mine anyway. I'm trying to think if I've noticed this book. Will have to check it out. Hope it's good, Diane.

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  2. Oh, I do like the sound of this one. I noticed it recently and have been curious about it. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. I've been in that plane (weather wise)! I would keep reading.

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  4. Well, I have sort of sworn off "wife" books. I will await your review.

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  5. I like that intro, sounds interesting!

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  6. This one sounds like a good summer read. Hope you enjoy it.

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  7. I like the sound of this so I'd keep reading.

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  8. I would probably keep reading. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks Donna, it is pretty good and is holding my interest.

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  9. Ooohhh...I like this one. I would keep reading.

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  10. Nice intriguing introduction. Am waiting for Netgalley to send this to me!

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