Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Book Reviews-The President Is Missing

I've been listening to books on Audible this summer. Mostly when I am going to sleep at night. I just set the timer to go off in 30 minutes and listen away.



The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton was one of those books. Talk about a couple of unlikely people getting together to write a book. It is a fictional thriller in which President Clinton collaborated to give the book authenticity. NO NATIONAL SECRETS WERE GIVEN AWAY. We've already seen these types of secrets on movies produced by Hollywood. But I am sure there will plenty of disparaging comments made. I, for one, love Bill Clinton. So nothing but praise here.

The book is about President Jonathan Lincoln
Duncan. He is preparing to testify before a congressional hearing that his staff is highly encouraging him not to testify in front of. (sound familiar?). There are a group of people who are very intent on impeaching President Duncan. President Duncan has been informed there is a terrorist group that is threatening to unleash a virus on the United States computer servers and all electronic devices. This will affect the country's power grids, medical records, financial systems and much more. (Now that is scary as hell, right??) 

The book is all about how the President and a select few heads of States and staff go about trying to keep this virus from affecting our country. 

The chapters are really short. That keeps it moving pretty fast. The Audible version had some questionable  voices, but not a lot, so I managed to get through it.

I liked the book. It wasn't a typical James Patterson book. Maybe that's why I liked it. Haha!. I give it a solid ***. That means it is a good story. It is also scary to think what a virus could do. Sure hope none of those Russians are reading.   

20 comments:

  1. I keep seeing this book to check out at our e-library, but I haven't yet Good review of it. Might have to put it on my to read list.

    betty

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  2. I am also a fan of President Clinton's Presidency - just not his roving eye when it came to women - but he didn't let that get in the way of doing the job we elected him to do - not like someone else I could mention. Anyway, I was wondering about this book and I probably will listen to it at some point. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I wasn't even bothered by his roving eye. His personal life wasn't any of our business. I'd take him in a heartbeat over who we have in office right now. It's a good book Elaine.

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  3. I was wondering what this one was about. Sounds interesting. Although, I might just wait for the movie. (What? No movie? I bet someone is optioning it...)

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    1. I have heard there might be plans for a TV show!

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  4. I saw this at the store when it first came out but but decided to pass. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. I received it as a birthday gift and I really enjoyed it.

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  6. Hi Paula - interesting ... I expect one day I might read it - cheers Hilary

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  7. I thought life was very very good under the Clinton administration. Did I tell you that I met him? Twice. And I have a time magazine with my picture and his on the cover.

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    1. That is cool! I'd like to see that Time Magazine cover sometime.

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  8. Glad you enjoyed it. I couldn't get into it and quit after the first 50 pages or so. I take out every James Patterson book from the library and maybe finish half of them.

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    1. I think it sounds like it's time to move on from James Patterson.

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  9. I don't think I will be reading this one, for some reason, I seem to be reading non-fiction a lot lately and having difficulty getting into novels, mysteries, and so on. And I do think we have to be concerned about our electric grid and all the rest. That may well be the wars of the future.

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