The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book:

President Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson have written a spellbinding thriller, The President is Missing.

As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the cabinet. The President himself becomes a suspect, and then goes missing…

Set in real time, over the course of three days, The President Is Missing is one of the most dramatic thrillers in decades. And it could all really happen. The President Is Missing is Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s totally authentic and spellbinding thriller.

About Authors:

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III) was the forty-second President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. He was the third-youngest president, older only than Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and is known as the first baby boomer president, as he was born in the period after World War II. He is the husband of the junior United States Senator from the state of New York and a Democratic candidate in the 2008 US presidential election, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 375 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children’s, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists.

The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen. In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College. He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University’s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.

My Review:

‘The President is Missing’ is a novel about President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan, who’s in a race against time to stop a cyberattack that would cripple the United States.   I have read most of James Patterson’s books but I was a little disappointed with this one.   I enjoyed it but there was just too much political information and sometimes too much.  The book started off slow, but once you passed the first couple of chapters, it picked up.  Although it’s not perfect (it was a little confused or predictable on occasion and there are a few presidential info dumps – on occasion Clinton does want to have his say), it’s certainly entertaining and I was totally gripped.  The “cyber attack” plot was clever, but not revolutionary. It is sad to know that a Cyber Attack The plot is frightening, as you wonder if this could actually happen today.  I am giving this book  3.9 stars; and I would recommend this book, if  you enjoy politics and thriller, me personally not so much on the politics, I’m more of a thriller person.

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