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The President is Missing
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The President is Missing
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'The dream team delivers big time ... Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.' – Lee Child
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The President is missing.

As an unprecedented cyberterrorist attack cripples the United States, the President must face an unthinkable truth:

There is a traitor in his Cabinet. His life is in danger.

And the only way to stay ahead of the shadowy forces tearing at the heart of America is to go off the grid, leaving behind his presidential protection. The President must go missing – and he may never resurface...

Set over the course of three days that shake a nation to its core, The President is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of the American government. Filled with information that only a former President could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying thriller in years.
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'A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.' – A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

'This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast.' – Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch series

'The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too.' – Harlan Coben, #1 bestselling author of Don't Let Go

'Yes, The President is Missing is fiction – it's a thriller – but James Patterson and I have come up with three of the most frightening days in the history of the presidency. And it could really happen... These days, the seemingly impossible can happen. And it happens so fast. I believe that readers will not soon forget President Jonathan Duncan and his story.' – Bill Clinton

'Needless to say, we had some great conversations about the presidency, what life in Washington is really like, and about the state of America and the rest of the world.' – James Patterson

'I felt like I was right along with the characters for the shocking twists and turns you'll never guess are coming. Patterson and Clinton have created a truly unique character in their 'missing' President. The President is Missing puts the listener inside the White House and inside the mind of a President grappling with extraordinary circumstances.' – Dennis Quaid on the audiobook of The President is Missing

'Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts.' – Jeffery Deaver

'A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one.' – David Baldacci

'The President is Missing is more than a thriller – it's a skeleton key that lets you inside the head of a U.S. president.' – Brad Meltzer, author of The Escape Artist

'From the pens of two American icons comes a political thriller that rocks... a helluva story.' – Nelson DeMille, author of The Cuban Affair

'The President Is Missing is heart-pounding, gripping, terrifying... a genuinely masterful thriller. My knuckles are still white!' – Louise Penny, #1 bestselling author of Glass Houses

'Marry the political savvy of Bill Clinton with the craftsmanship of James Patterson and you get a...

'The dream team delivers big time ... Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.' – Lee Child
________________________________
The President is missing.

As an unprecedented cyberterrorist attack cripples the United States, the President must face an unthinkable truth:

There is a traitor in his Cabinet. His life is in danger.

And the only way to stay ahead of the shadowy forces tearing at the heart of America is to go off the grid, leaving behind his presidential protection. The President must go missing – and he may never resurface...

Set over the course of three days that shake a nation to its core, The President is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of the American government. Filled with information that only a former President could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying thriller in years.
________________________________

'A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.' – A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

'This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast.' – Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch series

'The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too.' – Harlan Coben, #1 bestselling author of Don't Let Go

'Yes, The President is Missing is fiction – it's a thriller – but James Patterson and I have come up with three of the most frightening days in the history of the presidency. And it could really happen... These days, the seemingly impossible can happen. And it happens so fast. I believe that readers will not soon forget President Jonathan Duncan and his story.' – Bill Clinton

'Needless to say, we had some great conversations about the presidency, what life in Washington is really like, and about the state of America and the rest of the world.' – James Patterson

'I felt like I was right along with the characters for the shocking twists and turns you'll never guess are coming. Patterson and Clinton have created a truly unique character in their 'missing' President. The President is Missing puts the listener inside the White House and inside the mind of a President grappling with extraordinary circumstances.' – Dennis Quaid on the audiobook of The President is Missing

'Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts.' – Jeffery Deaver

'A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one.' – David Baldacci

'The President is Missing is more than a thriller – it's a skeleton key that lets you inside the head of a U.S. president.' – Brad Meltzer, author of The Escape Artist

'From the pens of two American icons comes a political thriller that rocks... a helluva story.' – Nelson DeMille, author of The Cuban Affair

'The President Is Missing is heart-pounding, gripping, terrifying... a genuinely masterful thriller. My knuckles are still white!' – Louise Penny, #1 bestselling author of Glass Houses

'Marry the political savvy of Bill Clinton with the craftsmanship of James Patterson and you get a...

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  • President Bill Clinton (Author)
    Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States in 1992 and served two terms. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of nonfiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. This is his first novel.
    James Patterson (Author)
    JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

    James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from May 21, 2018
    Former president Clinton (My Life) and bestseller Patterson (The People vs. Alex Cross) deliver a page-turning thriller that rivals the best work of such genre titans as Brad Meltzer and Vince Flynn. President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is un-der fire from the House Select Committee for allegedly ordering a team of Special Forces and CIA operatives to Algeria to thwart an attempt on the life of Turkish-born terrorist Suliman Cindoruk, leader of the Sons of Jihad. Hostile committee members repeatedly ask him questions about the raid that he refuses to answer. But Duncan’s concerns about the out-come of congressional hearings into his actions are secondary to his fears that a computer virus is about to be activated that would completely cripple the United States. In order to avert that calamity, Duncan leaves the White House and his protective detail behind and attempts to gain the confidence of the shadowy figures who revealed the existence of the threat. The authors keep the suspense high as Duncan dodges bullets from a master assassin, deals with his deteriorating health from a blood clotting disorder, and strives to unmask a traitor among his inner circle of advisers. Fans of the TV series 24 and the movie Air Force One will be riveted. Agent: Bob Barnett, Williams & Connolly.

  • i newspaper "Page-turning... In a plot crammed with twists, readers are granted thriller writing that delivers... Nobody will walk away from The President Is Missing feeling disappointed if they are looking for a vigorous, fast-moving thriller that takes the reader into the corridors of power"
  • Sunday Times "The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too."
  • Financial Times "A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century."
  • The Guardian "Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts."
  • Sunday Times "A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one."
  • Daily Telegraph "A brilliant, tricksy first chapter... unmistakably shows that their partnership works... The President Is Missing enthrallingly interweaves a cyber-thriller, a Homeland-style battle against jihadi terrorism and a find-the-mole hunt à la Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – and it has aspects of a Cold War geopolitical thriller, too... To paraphrase Katherine Hepburn on Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bill gives James class and James gives Bill sexed-up plotting"
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