The President Is Missing

The President Is Missing

eBook - 2018
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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Little, Brown and Company, , 2018.
ISBN: 9780316412728
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lukasevansherman
Oct 15, 2018

I look forward to the sequel, "The President's Apology for His Treatment of Women in the 90s."

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jamesjohn25
Oct 14, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think co-writing with an ex-president gave it a more real feel.

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jeffreyochsner
Oct 14, 2018

This book was absorbing and fascinating. If you like books with interesting plots, you will like this book; there are many twists and turns. Just when you think you have figured something out, you find out you are wrong.

Warning: the book opens with a very annoying Congressional hearing. I did NOT want to hear that crap after living through the appalling hearings in the past few weeks. My spouse assured me that was just the first chapter, and that was true. It is a real page turner; it will definitely keep your interest, and you will keep reading to see what happens next!

The most interesting thing about this book is how things work behind the scenes in the White House with the Vice President, White House staff, and Secret Service. I think Bill Clinton brought a lot to this book. James Patterson writes a lot of thrillers, but he could not have known all this inside information.

I do not want to spoil the plot, but there is something terrible threatening our country, and the President and a few trusted advisors have to try to figure out how to stop it. The scary threat is surprisingly plausible, which makes this a real thriller.

In this book, the President and his staff are intelligent, competent and ethical. He and nearly everyone on his team really care about the country. These people put the interests of the country ahead of their own personal and political interests. Reading this book, I felt that these people gave us the best shot to solve the problem and save the country. But I could not help thinking what a different story this would be if such a threat had occurred during the current administration. I am sorry to say that the people running our country today are NOT intelligent, competent and ethical, and I do not trust them to put the interests of our country ahead of their own interests. I hope and pray that our nation will not face a serious threat while these people are in charge. (PLEASE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6!!)

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byeilding
Oct 12, 2018

I am a fan of Mr Clinton's politics. This book is a convoluted and highly imporbable tale. Mr Clinton never met a sentence that he couldn't turn into a paragraph. I did not finish this book, something I rarely do.

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49ethyl
Oct 10, 2018

Not really well written. I think this famous and excellent author was too busy to work on it more.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 06, 2018

Mostly good. The lectures on various themes go on far too long and seem to be Clinton trying to make claims about his own presidency. I really miss the early Patterson books that he wrote himself.

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mamma904
Oct 01, 2018

I enjoyed this book very much. It has the style of James Patterson and the inside knowledge of President Bill Clinton. I found it to be very interesting.

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BohoBookDragon
Sep 29, 2018

I've never actually read a Patterson before. I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book. Surprisingly, it kept me intrigued and I finished it in just a few days (partially because I knew there were over a hundred people behind me on the waiting list!). Others have complained about the technical stuff in the middle, but it didn't bother or detract from the story for me. Overall well done, I was pleasantly surprised and will likely give Patterson another shot at some point to see how I feel about him without Bill Clinton's writing in the mix.

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rdbavaro
Sep 28, 2018

Great book. Page turner. Only thing I wish was different was the time spent on the actual climax... I mean I know we are talking about an already 500 pg book but most of the book is the suspense leading to the climax, Regardless, read this book. I have no interest in politics whatsoever, but you don’t need one to like this book. You won’t regret it! Well, maybe the sleep you might lose staying up to read this.

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fangger
Sep 26, 2018

A quite enjoyable thriller. I was a little leery as I have gotten a little tired of James Patterson novels lately but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. A little slow at the start and a bit hard to get into but once it got going it kept you reading. The ending really dragged out, they probably should have quit after chapter 126 as the final address to the joint session of Congress sounded more like Clinton is ready to run again and while the rhetoric was all very admirable it tended to leave the ending feeling rather flat.
Definetly worth a read though.

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blue_dog_31717
Aug 18, 2018

Violence: Mild Violence

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blue_dog_31717
Aug 18, 2018

Coarse Language: Language throughout

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Aug 18, 2018

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amcfarland1115
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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