The President Is Missing

The President Is Missing

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's bestselling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power. Full of what it truly feels like to be the person in the Oval Office -- the mind-boggling pressure, the heartbreaking decisions, the exhilarating opportunities, the soul-wrenching power -- this is the thriller of the decade, confronting the darkest threats that face the world today, with the highest stakes conceivable."--From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company/Alfred A. Knopf,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316412698
Branch Call Number: F CLI
Characteristics: 513 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Patterson, James 1947-- Author


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Jun 15, 2019

The reason for the zero stars - what an awful book to read. I read maybe 30 pages and then felt I should burn it!. James Patterson should have let President Clinton do his own stuff on this book. Good grief.

Jun 10, 2019

The plot is too contrived and the President is too alone-trusting no one and unable to delegate even a tiny bit to subordinates. Lonely at the top way overdone and the sermon at the end was likely the only part written by the ex-President

Apr 28, 2019

This book started slow and finished preachy. I have always ejoyed Patterson in the past, even though I don't like his politics. Patterson always has a liberal bent; but this book is full of propaganda, especially the end. In short this book has too many pages, too much propaganda, and not enough plot.

Apr 15, 2019

This is my first Patterson book so I have nothing to compare it to. Because he co-authored it with Bill Clinton it is also difficult to judge. It is obvious former President Clinton contributed several elements only a president would know about, giving the book plausibility. I enjoyed reading this book and like several other critics, I read it rather quickly despite the 500 pages. I found it well written and devoid of long, often useless descriptions found in many novels. The authors keep us guessing throughout.

Mar 13, 2019

I had a hard time getting into this book but halfway through I wanted to know how it ended. It is quite relevant to what could happen today and how crippled we would be it there was a cyber attack. The speech at the end of the book given by the president is well worth the read.

Mar 11, 2019

I found the 1st half of the book dull and the other half exciting...cyberterrorism is pretty prevalent these days...spies and espionage not my thing

Mar 11, 2019

Excellent! By far the best thing Patterson has ever written. The President’s speech to Congress at the end is solid gold.

Feb 12, 2019

Meh... I was hoping for better. It was an okay read. All the politics and government stuff gets a little dull. A hero president who needs to save the world, but he's got a trader in his cabinet.
Who can he trust. Think 24, designated survivor, Jack Ryan.

Feb 05, 2019

A Dan Brown style adventure but easier to follow. Enjoyable, especially if you like political thrillers.

Feb 05, 2019

The entire novel is set into action predicated on an improbable and ludicrous premise that an idiotic President will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid Secret Service protection. Go along for the ride if you want (I did) but it is pure cotton-candy fluff.

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Jan 31, 2019

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Aug 18, 2018

Violence: Mild Violence

Aug 18, 2018

Coarse Language: Language throughout


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Jun 10, 2018

This book has to go down as one of my favorites of all time. It had me fully engaged from the very page. I could not put it down until I was done. The book was interesting because it was filled with political and philosophical dilemmas throughout. It made the reader think. It was a perfect blend of action, philosophy and politics.


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