The President Is Missing

The President Is Missing

A Novel

Book - 2018
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As enemies plan an unprecedented attack on American soil, Washington is gripped by uncertainty and fear as rumors spread of a traitor in the cabinet and the president himself comes under suspicion, before he goes missing.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown and Company, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316412698
Characteristics: 513 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Patterson, James 1947-- Author


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Jul 16, 2018

Former President W. (Bill) Clinton is a truly great American and he is proof that when you tell the truth-"The Truth will set you free"!-he, like all human beings struggled with many things and was able to overcome adversity, triumph during difficult times both professionally, spiritually and emotionally-within his own family, his marriage, his fatherhood experiences and most importantly as a human being and gifted President of the United States of America!
He and his wife Hilary are very very very smart and courageous people(my opinion expressed-doubtless-I am not the only one who shares this view) were voted into office and survived a very very difficult time in History-and I for one have always been proud of what he and his staff accomplished! His writings I have always enjoyed-and his speaking also! His wife, Hilary, is also a gifted writer and speaker and may they always continue to collaborate with other great people such as James Patterson and continue to show courage, fortitude and grace under pressure during good times, trying times and bad times! Bravo!

Jul 16, 2018

I saw Bill Clinton and James Patterson interviewed on Stephen Colbert’s TV show and though Bill looked very worn out, this book sounded interesting.

It’s not. ‘Airport paperbacks’ are aimed at a light read to perk up the monotony of a long flight. This book starts inside simebody’s head - is it Clinton, is it some lawyer and bad guy, no it’s the President giving evidence to a Select Committee when his close staff said don’t. Three pages of nonsense is a poor start. I could feel connection as either empathy or suspicion of the characters and the territory plot ... it’s all blah. I even began asking myself if Trump could fit into the same role, and that’s a bad sign I’ve fsklen out of the story.

Anyway it reads like teenage homework and there are better young adult novels. Life is too short for 500 pages like these.

Jul 13, 2018

I liked it. Your typical fast paced Patterson page turner. Clever plot, good twists. My only complaint is that it got wordy and complicated at times. Scary how real it could be. If there's another one, stick to the Patterson formula...keep it simple and to the point.

Jul 10, 2018

Two stars for two authors trying. I stopped at pg 242. The story had all the "timely" ingredients - female lead military, elections, drone targets, cyber espionage, and mentions of Flint Michigan, Fema, 9/11, Gulf War, and all the political terms and headlines today like bipartisan, Supreme Court.., Russians. It just didn't hold together.

Jul 08, 2018

I almost returned the book to the library after reading the first few chapters. But, other reviews inspired me to plug on skipping the cyber-bog in the middle. The ending was marred by a tedious political rant. The rest of the book was interesting and intriguing. It captured the warts of today's political climate brilliantly.

Jul 06, 2018

I liked THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING a lot. Very creative plot, interesting glimpses into the workings of the White House, and enough scary speculations about where the world is going to make a person think. I suspect that Patterson did all the writing and Clinton contributed the details related to how Presidents work - at least up to the point where the fictional president in the book goes off on his own. I do think the general observations along the way about partisanship, divisiveness, and incivility are right on in terms of their negative impact on how we as a Nation solve the major problems we face. I think the speculative look into cyber-vulnerability are deeply troubling problems that we can't prevent in the current climate in Washington, and we certainly couldn't do much to solve them once it hits the fan. I enjoy these kind of 'thrillers' just for the entertainment. But I really like it when they make me think. This one served both purposes well for me. Scared the hell out of me at times, frankly.

Very disappointed, a long, sometimes terribly boring read. The only input Clinton gave was his name and picture. I would say that is one of the worst of Patterson's otherwise great books.

Jul 05, 2018

This was great for 1st novel and good selection for a collaborative project, and maybe too much description on some areas, but J. P. should have given more attention there. And you would be surprised how many people, right out school, have little idea of the governmental affairs and the rules that guide each level and the work done by each title of staff!💝!

Jul 03, 2018

Not a bad thriller but did drag some. A good read for Patterson fans. I was expecting a little more suspense and less computer jargon.

Jun 26, 2018

Actually surprised that it was better than I expected. A bit repetitive here and there but a decent story line

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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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