Don't miss the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from the world's bestselling author, James Patterson: an "undeniably gripping ride through the hidden passageways of power and politics" that "moves like Air Force One" (Michael Connelly).
The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . .
Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former commander in chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.
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"President Duncan for a second term!" -- USA Today"This book's a big one." -- New York Times"Towers above most political thrillers." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut." -- Sunday Times (London)"Ambitious and wildly readable." -- New York Times Book Review
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We're not surprised that The President Is Missing is a first-rate pageturner; after all, one of Bill Clinton's strongest skills is his ability to deliver polished, compelling narratives. Here, the former president collaborates with James Patterson—the king of well-crafted tension—and lends his firsthand knowledge of everyday life in the White House. The duo’s story of a charismatic Commander-in-Chief who locks horns with an international assassin is at times far-fetched, but it boasts gloriously sprawling action scenes and some timely discussions around the need for national unity in the face of chaos.
Former president Clinton (My Life) and bestseller Patterson (The People vs. Alex Cross) deliver a page-turning thriller that rivals the best work of such genre titans as Brad Meltzer and Vince Flynn. President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is un-der fire from the House Select Committee for allegedly ordering a team of Special Forces and CIA operatives to Algeria to thwart an attempt on the life of Turkish-born terrorist Suliman Cindoruk, leader of the Sons of Jihad. Hostile committee members repeatedly ask him questions about the raid that he refuses to answer. But Duncan's concerns about the out-come of congressional hearings into his actions are secondary to his fears that a computer virus is about to be activated that would completely cripple the United States. In order to avert that calamity, Duncan leaves the White House and his protective detail behind and attempts to gain the confidence of the shadowy figures who revealed the existence of the threat. The authors keep the suspense high as Duncan dodges bullets from a master assassin, deals with his deteriorating health from a blood clotting disorder, and strives to unmask a traitor among his inner circle of advisers. Fans of the TV series 24 and the movie Air Force One will be riveted.
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Great, but not magnificent
I found the first quarter of the book to be very dry and slow reading. It took me 5 days to read the first quarter and only 1 day to read the rest. I know that this stuff had to be included, but you could have pumped it up to be a tad more page turning. Enjoyed the read and found it very fascinating.
Very easy read
This was the book that got me to start reading again. It’s very easy to read. However it’s a bit flat.