Before we close the book on Triad, my favorite passages:
It's Just Drenched with Historical Goodies Like That
"Here are your airline tickets. They're return -- from here to Amman."
"To where?" asked the bewildered Black as he fumbled opening the envelope. He has no idea where Amman was, never heard the name before.
"It's the capitol of Jordan." p. 57
And bears! Oh, my!
... the massive slumbering Soviet war machine was awakening. Like the symbolic Russian bear, it was clambering to its feet... p. 59
"We now know the American Eagle has his nuclear sword ready and is prepared to use it, which means that as of this moment the Russian Bear is prepared to do the same thing." p. 137
The foreign minister smiled. "The US wouldn't want that anyway, now would they." He turned to address the president. "Because, if he Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon coupled again, their combined forces would be the most powerful the world has ever seen."
"May be," Hansen responded. "But I do not sense that the Dragon is prepared to lie down again alone with, let alone under, the Bear." p. 248
You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means
"... perhaps a look at the Great Wall because it symbolizes the unquenchable strengths of the Chinese people..." p. 172
A Russian, Speaking Russian to Other Russians, Makes a Play on Two English Words, in Russian
"Furthermore, Hansen's much vaunted Rapid Deployment Force is not a force -- it is a farce!" p.68
Naturally, Because This is Rohmer
President John Hansen had explained what the Russians already knew... p. 146
She Might Be Faking
She loved the light banter. p. 170