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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Dec 17, 2018

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 whom about co-authoring the book.

Dec 14, 2018

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 government today.

Dec 04, 2018

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, 2018

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

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!!)

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, 2018

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

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Aug 18, 2018

Violence: Mild Violence

Aug 18, 2018

Coarse Language: Language throughout


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Aug 18, 2018

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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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