Sunday, November 14, 2010
Why I'm Thankful for Heroes from Three Letter Agencies
The wonderful ladies of CBC Romantics presents our first blogfest on heroes. Why we love the ones we love, are thankful for them and enjoy writing them. Thank you for stopping by my blog to check out my take on heroes from three letter agencies, and for more fun reading on heroes, please scroll to the bottom of this entry and click the link beneath the names of some truly talented authors to be directed to their blogs.
Three Letter Agencies. Yes, I heard that term on Castle a few episodes ago and I’m blatantly stealing it, although I doubt the show's writers coined the term. Three letter agencies refer to intelligence agencies. The two most popular in the intelligence community are the CIA and FBI, whose secret spies and domestic policing have inspired popular fictional characters such as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and the show Criminal Minds. We may also think of our UK counterparts MI5 and MI6 (yes, I realize 5 and 6 aren’t letters) from which we’ve seen the likes of Matthew MacFayden’s role as Tom Quinn and the ever-popular and revered James Bond.
Some lesser known, yet just as important agencies are the NSA, DIA, DEA, NRO, and DHS.
Why am I thankful for these types of heroes? I’m so glad you asked. When I picture a hero from an intelligence agency, I think of a man that has been through rigorous training, speaks several languages and is an expert with both firearms and martial arts, not to mention able to whip out a sexy, smoldering gaze on command.
He puts his country above all else. Shoots first and asks questions later. And most important, takes time out of his busy and most times secretive schedule to woo the woman he loves. *sigh*
Whether he is scouring the country for serial killers or stopping terrorist attacks, this hero feels the weight of the world on his shoulders, and by the end of the book or movie, I’m wishing I could be the one to massage out the kinks!
So tell me, are there any Three Letter Agency heroes that you love to watch or read? I’d love to hear your thoughts, and remember for more exciting posts on heroes, stop by each of the blogs listed below.