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The President Is Missing: A Novel af James…
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The President Is Missing: A Novel (original 2018; udgave 2019)

af James Patterson (Forfatter), Bill Clinton (Forfatter)

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The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? This collaboration between President Bill Clinton and James Patterson is full of what it truly feels like to be the person in the Oval Office: the mind-boggling pressure, the heartbreaking decisions, the exhilarating opportunities, the soul-wrenching power.… (mere)
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Titel:The President Is Missing: A Novel
Forfattere:James Patterson (Forfatter)
Andre forfattere:Bill Clinton (Forfatter)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2019), Edition: Reprint, 528 pages
Samlinger:Kindle
Vurdering:**1/2
Nøgleord:2021, Fiction, Kindle

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Not bad, I listened to the audio book which was read by Dennis Quaid so that was enjoyable. But it was a good story and I enjoyed it ( )
  debbiedd24 | Jul 21, 2021 |
Not bad, I listened to the audio book which was read by Dennis Quaid so that was enjoyable. But it was a good story and I enjoyed it ( )
  debbiedd24 | Jul 21, 2021 |
I haven't read a James Patterson book for a while, but thought I'd pick this one up just out of curiosity since it was a collaboration with former President Bill Clinton. As the title implies, this book deals with being President, but also involves a cyber attack against the United States by Middle Eastern terrorists, Russian meddling into our affairs, and gets into Washington politics, and the sad state of a politically divided Congress.

I suspect that Patterson came up with the crime & terrorism plot, and Clinton added details of how the White House might function during a national emergency and how the Secret Service protects the President. I suspect that Clinton also snuck in a concluding political message cleverly disguised as a Presidential address to Congress. In the book, the fictional President addresses a joint session of Congress after the fight against the terrorists, and in his speech talks about the need to put partisan politics aside, toning down the extreme rhetoric of certain media outlets, working on issues such as establishing policies which strengthen the middle class, ensuring fair elections without outside meddling, a need for education and creating good jobs, having civil discussions about climate change, etc. I'd guess that at this point in time, it's easier for former President Clinton to get that message out by incorporating his suggestions into a James Patterson novel rather than trying to get the Nation's attention by giving a speech on national TV.


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  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
I was this close to rating this two stars just because it was so annoying in so many ways. But, to get the good parts out there first, it had a decent voice for the main character, a few interesting plot points, and it did move along quickly. So two seemed punitive. But man oh man are there some problems. I think it was unfair of me to read this right after the latest Robert Galbraith novel because after reading a literate mystery the ham fisted writing and stilted plot of this was shown in stark contrast. I won't go into details because I hate spoilers but there was a facet of the solution that rings so unreal I almost laughed out loud. I also love how it was never enough to have a dangerous situation, it had to then have the ante upped with MORE DANGER. There is not only a tornado but....SHARKS! That was not in this book but it might have been. There were things that happened that in real life would have caused massive reaction but here it is all glossed over. It reminds me of what my wife calls the "elf in the kitchen problem" where you are reading a book that purports to be in our real world, someone comes down to their kitchen and there is an elf there, and there is little if any reaction to that startling fact. Also, why in the world do the chapters have to be around 4 paragraphs long? I guess readers can't concentrate for longer. Anyway, I got this from the library so at least I don't have to feel bad about what I paid for it. And I did enjoy getting through the end of the plot. But this is not a great book. ( )
  MarkMad | Jul 14, 2021 |
James Patterson is one of the most versatile and prolific authors in the world, and I've enjoyed a few of his "thrillers," as well as his novels about the bird children. I bought this one, however, because I was fascinated by the idea of a major author collaborating with an ex-president on a novel.

Forget it: on their publicity tour for the book, Clinton made it clear that he served primarily as a "technical advisor," while Patterson did all the writing. And, in fairness, it's not a bad story, although not up to Patterson's usual standards. If you're a hard-core Patterson fan, you'll enjoy it. If not, you might give this one a pass.

Not recommended. ( )
  WilliamMelden | May 11, 2021 |
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The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? This collaboration between President Bill Clinton and James Patterson is full of what it truly feels like to be the person in the Oval Office: the mind-boggling pressure, the heartbreaking decisions, the exhilarating opportunities, the soul-wrenching power.

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