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.

CBC Romantics

L.C. Chase

Ella Dane

Calisa Lewis

Allyson Carter

Christine Bell

Donna Shields

Kristina Knight


  1. Great post Mel! I really love the guy from the Mentalist (CBI). DREAMY!!!

  2. Ooh Patrick Jane!

    Great blog Meli. May switch my hero...nah, I'll keep my cowboys. ;)

  3. Great post today! I'm too spoiled for choice. Can't pick one!

  4. I used to like DiNozzo from Ncis but i have not watched it in a long time.

  5. NCIS (not a 3-letter, but still an agency) has my favorite agent - Gibbs (aka Mark Harmon, has he aged well or what?!?). Great post, Mel!

  6. Great post Mel! CSI Miami holds my favorite and also Criminal Minds.

  7. Let's not forget the RED heros (Bruce Willis's new movie!). Hot Flash.

  8. You hit the nail on the head with Jack Ryan, lol. My all time favorite on television is Federal Agent Jack Bauer from 24. Yummy!

  9. Hi everyone!! Thanks for stopping in. Bond will always be the man who melts my heart. Doesn't matter which actor plays him - I love the old and the new and can sit and watch Bond movies for hours!!

  10. Love a mysterious man in a suit. Looking for clues in all the right places!

    Favorite? Still love Mulder from the FBI.

  11. Roger Moore was my favourite Bond. Oh, and one more three letter agency... H-O-T. :-)