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Aug 06, 2020maipenrai rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
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…
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Sep 24, 2019K_ROK rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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, 2019JANMAYS rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
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…
Jul 17, 2019anuj4ufriends rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
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, 20197626dee rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
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, 2019SteveBrock rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
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…
Apr 15, 2019Tica77 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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…
Mar 13, 2019Zoelexi777 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
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…
Mar 11, 2019MillieBT rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
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, 2019Tdruid rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent! By far the best thing Patterson has ever written. The President’s speech to Congress at the end is solid gold.
Feb 12, 2019Rachelc24 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
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…
Feb 05, 2019kmobuckeye rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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…
Feb 05, 2019
After 30 or so pages I wasn’t getting enthralled. Mr. Clinton should stick to his lucrative talk circuit gig.
Dec 17, 2018moviefan01 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Fast paced, exciting and dramatic, but reads like a season of 24: I kept expecting Jack Bauer to put in an appearance. Sometimes heavy on the computer or IT mumbo jumbo. The novel has Patterson's writing flavor, but wonder who approached…
Dec 14, 2018roysdgtr rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It was difficult to get into but about midway through it gets so interesting that I found it hard to put down. Frightening to think that this sort of thing could actually happen. It many ways it touches on what is happening in our…
Dec 04, 2018swheeler89 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
While 500+ pages, definitely a quick read. Interesting plot - I'm sure it will turn into a movie. Far from the best book but thoroughly entertaining.
Nov 14, 2018
This was the most boring book I have had the displeasure of reading in YEARS and I was so looking forward to it.
Oct 31, 2018
I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. Highly recommend!
Oct 15, 2018
I look forward to the sequel, "The President's Apology for His Treatment of Women in the 90s."
Oct 14, 2018jamesjohn25 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think co-writing with an ex-president gave it a more real feel.
Oct 14, 2018jeffreyochsner rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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…
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.
Oct 10, 201849ethyl rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Not really well written. I think this famous and excellent author was too busy to work on it more.