Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Firsts: Inside Threat (Riley Covington, book 4) by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn

Friday Firsts is a meme, hosted by Allison from The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph. (If you want to use 2-3 sentences, that is okay but limit it to the very beginning.)
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
  • Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your comment to the post.

Here is my Friday Firsts:

Inside Threat (Riley Covington, #4)
The September sun soaked into Scott Ross's face so deeply that he could almost feel his skin browning. Yeah, baby, brush a little butter on me, and you'll cook up a nice golden, flaky crust.

Synopsis (from

After taking two football seasons off, Riley Covington is attempting to make a comeback in the league while trying to forget Khadi Faroughi, now on security detail for a prominent senator.
But a new attack turns both of their lives upside down yet again. During a state funeral, terrorists overrun the National Cathedral and take senators, congressmen, and their entourages hostage, including Khadi. This new generation of The Cause is made up of homegrown terrorists—an inside threat to the security of the nation. They release most of the hostages, but not all. Several, including Khadi, are kept behind as significant bargaining chips.
The Cause pledges to behead one member of Congress each day throughout the month of Ramadan as a punishment for their own country’s rejection of Islam. Despite the protests of Counter-Terrorism Division director Scott Ross, Riley races to CTD armed with a plan and a fierce determination to rescue Khadi at all costs.

I am not very far in this one yet, but I am really enjoying it! I hope it will be at least as good as the first three in the series, which were amazing!

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  2. Sounds like a great book, Megan! I'm going to look it up on Amazon . . .

    I'm following via GFC and Twitter. Blessings!

  3. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by Miss Imperfect!

  4. Hi. I will be interested in your review.
    You can see my picks, (I am reading two books) at

  5. New GFC Follower from Friendly Friday!

  6. THanks for the follow! I'm your newest follower! :)

  7. I'm a new follower!

    Funny that the major event in the book is taking place during Ramadan and Ramadan is less than 10 days away for this year.

  8. The first line got my interest!

    Shanan (new follower)

  9. Those first two sentences were great. lol
    I'm a new follower! :)