The President Is Missing

The President Is Missing

A Novel

Book - 2018
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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.
#1 New York Times bestseller #1 USA Today bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller #1 Indie bestseller
"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
Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Company : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781538713839
Characteristics: 513 pages ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Patterson, James 1947-- Author


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Aug 06, 2020

I knew I would hate this book and despite this fact I gave it a try simply because Bill Clinton is the author. Supposedly James Patterson is the "co-author". I doubt he has written anything in at least 5 years, but his name is a marketing scheme. I don't think he even has time to read all the books that are published in his name every year. As to the novel, the scenario is so unlikely. The president runs around playing commando fighting assassins and a cyber attack. It is ridiculously improbable. 127 chapters - 50 too many. And the presidential speech at the end... What a joke. I should have trusted my judgment and skipped this painful read. Kristi & Abby Tabby

K_ROK Sep 24, 2019

This was a good entertaining read. I enjoyed the story for what it was and I found it gave slight insight into presidential protocols.

Jul 26, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Obviously written by Patterson and perhaps Clinton gave some insight on the Whitehouse protocols. Really made me think about the possibility of nationwide shutdown through the internet. Will recommend for book club

Jul 17, 2019

Am down 200 pages and its sooo boring. Nothing going on enough to push me forward to read.

It was too hard to continue reading this book.

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

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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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