The President Is Missing

The President Is Missing

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Instant #1 USA Today 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

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.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Company : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780316412704
Characteristics: 678 pages ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Patterson, James 1947-- Author

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NedSu
Sep 15, 2018

I was surprised that I enjoyed reading this novel. Ordinarily I eschew anything written by presidents and I am always leery of best selling authors like Patterson, but I thought the story was fast paced and as good as any cybertech thriller I've read. While the book's political views may seem onerous at times, and the "president's" speeches are as much fun as watching C-span, that rhetoric is pretty sparse in the book. Those that take offense to the politics probably brought that to the table when they decided to read it and not enjoy it. I have read a lot of dreck with lone heroes against the evils trying to end all things American, and most of that is decidedly Republican conservative leaning, but if the plot carries the book and not the politics, I consider them readable to a fan of the genre like I am. This novel fares well in that field.

i would not check this item out. but in the midst of returning four items i had checked out, somehow this item was made the fifth item , yes, the #5. on my receipt, the fifth item I returned. I saw the book in a small pile along with the four I HAD returned, so this was not done from 'thin air.' maybe it was waiting to be checked in, and i was the lucky patron who was recorded as returning it. it just puzzles me, so i decided to record the occurrence, my own way. I WOULD NEVER CHECK OUT A BOOK WRITTEN BY CLINTON AND PATTERSON.

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Memawrayne
Sep 11, 2018

very up-to-date and current in the details that make the story good. not sure why readers who are so partisan would even try to read this book. did they expect Clinton to write about a president who was more Bush or Trump like??

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mikeraffone
Sep 10, 2018

Read like it was written by a Republican hating X president. The story was absurd. Comic book material. The political speech at the end was right up Bill's alley, total BS.

winston1 Aug 27, 2018

Very disappointed. Too slow. Just could not get into it. Actually you could hear Bill in the background getting his point across as to how it is like.

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writermala
Aug 18, 2018

This book is billed as one with details only a president could know; and only the kind of suspense Patterson can deliver.It lives up to the billing and the result of collaboration between President Clinton and James Patterson is a spine chilling page turner. Anything I say will be a spoiler so let me just urge you to read it.

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blue_dog_31717
Aug 18, 2018

Even with it's vicious attacks against Republicans (try and find one bad democrat, and one good republican. Exactly.), and it's massive political bias against conservatives, I still thought the book to be very entertaining. The plot was interesting and perfectly paced, the character were lifelike, and the twist at the end was very surprising. Overall, I give this book a 9/10 and a "Would Recommend Reading".

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razorfan
Aug 16, 2018

I could not put this book down! Stayed up til 1 am to finish it. You could see the meshing of Bill Clinton and James Patterson and the expertise of each one of them. So relevant to our world and today's political climate.

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harrissusanc
Aug 11, 2018

The authors said in their Times Talks they meshed the manuscript. When the big crisis takes over, each seems to have had a hand in international suspense, war hero lonely president, not so loyal staff, wonk cyber team, end twists, and relatable villains (who probably evolved from a difficult premise.) Reads fast and good, better if you skip the illness. Why slight hint on Paris?

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nannianni
Aug 05, 2018

Not worth the time to try to slog through it.

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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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