The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton

The President Is Missing

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 thr...

Details The President Is Missing

TitleThe President Is Missing
Release DateJun 4th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company and Knopf
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Politics

Reviews The President Is Missing

  • Ron Charles
    The CIA can relax. Surely, no black felt-tip pens went dry redacting classified material from this manuscript. “The President Is Missing” reveals as many secrets about the U.S. government as “The Pink Panther” reveals about the French government. And yet it provides plenty of insight on the former president’s ego.The novel opens with the commander in chief, President Duncan, preparing for a House Select Committee. His staff has strongly...
  • Ken French
    Not brilliant by any means, but a fun read and a real page-turner. I'm guessing that Clinton provided the details on the presidency and characters and Patterson drove the plot, but who knows?
  • Linda Millard
    Such a misleading title! In addition this book suffers from what so many books by big name authors seem to share the lack of a strong (some might say ruthless) editor. After reading the first 120 pages l thought that the meat necessary to advance the plot could have probably been presented in 20 pages or less. Bill Clinton was my favorite President of the past 50 years, so l was looking forward to this book. I felt that the insider knowledge that...
  • Kathi Defranc
    Where is the President!?!An interesting thriller, that opens with a serious incident happening that the President and his inner circle are trying to stop. I found the story hard to read and enjoy until through about 40% of it, but then several things happen and the race to save the country begins! From there I am engrossed in the action and entertained by the different characters.There are great details about the office of president, and how the ...
  • Thebooktrail
    Visit the locations in the novelA fun and fast-paced thriller. There’s been a lot of hype and excitement to this book coming out but I really enjoyed the ride. From the scene setting at the beginning, the novel builds to a crescendo (or two) of thrills and spills. If even a small percentage of the detail in this novel is true, then it’s mind-blowing. The terrorist threat and the work required to contain, control or react is one thing, but the...
  • Hugo Marroquín
    De haber sido película, habría sido el blockbuster del verano sin duda. Como thriller, será el mayor de este verano. Es simplemente vertiginoso, lleno de acción, gran dosis de intriga, traiciones y los delgados hilos de la más alta política en la nación más poderosa del mundo.La unión entre el expresidente de los EEUU, Bill Clinton con una de las grandes plumas del thriller, James Patterson, es perfecta. No solo abre la puerta a colabora...
  • Kate
    This thriller is a pageturner if ever there was one. It's one of those 'just one more chapter' books and, because the chapters are so short, before you know it you're reading late into the night. Although it's not perfect (it is 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. I love political and/or act...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    Brilliant.I must say I was leery. JP collaborations have been iffy which has stopped me reading his “brand” some years back. But I must admit intrigue and have to give this a shot. After a slow start, a chapter or two in the beginning, I was hooked. At that very early stage, I knew I didn’t want it to end. I was so very fascinated with the tale. The President was my hero and I hope this is a bright beginning to a series. I used to listen to...
  • Sara Planz
    If you love West Wing or Designated Survivor mixed with a bit of Dan Brown, you'll love this book. It's just a fun ride with lots of guessing about what's going to happen next. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
  • Trish Nankivell
    Okay, I haven't read a James Patterson novel for a very long time.I had begun to feel cheated. His books had so much white space (top of new chapter, end of chapter, double spacing) and the factory process he has at churning out books made me feel like 'it was expected' that I'd 'automatically' buy his books. Waiting, with my mouth wide open!But this one had Bill Clinton as contributing author, and I decided to give it a go. I have time for Bill ...
  • Josh Skinner
  • Cees Van Rhienen
    Recensie President vermist van James Patterson en William Jefferson ClintonWereldvrede is en blijft een uiterst complexe materie++ ‘Iets wat ze je niet vertellen over deze baan is dat hij precies lijkt op je eerste achtbaan, opwindende hoogtepunten en verschrikkelijke dieptepunten’ ++Oorspronkelijke titel: The President is MissingISBN: 978 90 468 2409 2Uitgegeven door: Uitgeverij Nieuw AmsterdamPagina’s: 480Beoordeling: ⭐⭐⭐, ⭐Willi...
  • Simon
    For a Star Turn it's Hit and MissA thriller co-written by President Clinton is something very worth investigating and in truth this is a long way from the worst audiobook I've ever listened to. There is a decent enough story in here about cyber-terrorism and as I work in the industry I think there is some good technical detail in the plot but also some rather glaring exaggerations. I really enjoyed the opening though like the title it eventually ...
  • FanFiAddict
    Thanks to Hachette Audio and for the advanced listening copy of ‘The President is Missing’ in exchange for an honest review. This ALC being provided in no way influences my review. The President is Missing is a thought-provoking and highly plausible novel that, for me, misses some marks that would’ve made it truly captivating.Cyberterrorism is pretty prevalent these days, what with the continuing evolution of technology and power h...
  • Kristin
    Bill Clinton teamed up with James Patterson in this political thriller. Clinton lends the authenticity of being a president and James Patterson adds the thriller aspect. I was interested to read this book as I know Bill Clinton is an avid reader of mysteries, especially Walter Mosley. I also thought this partnership might add some "meat" to James Patterson's books. I was right.President Duncan is caught between a rock and a hard place. He is abou...
  • Julie Garner
    I wasn't sure what to expect of this collaboration between Clinton and Patterson. It seems I might be among the few but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it and devoured it.The chapters weren't as short as a normal Patterson but they still kept you invested and the action just didn't stop. I want to compare it to a more President driven version of 24 (the TV series) and Designated Survivor. This President takes matters in to his own hands, go...
  • Jo
    Bill Clinton has done the impossible. Pharmaceutical company's have invested billions of dollars developing sleeping pills that don't work. Just read one chapter of The President is Missing and instantly you'll start to yawn. James Patterson is a master at setting the scene and providing novels that are well written and well loved. Some of his writing partners are better than others and in this case Bill Clinton shows his inexperience. I hated th...
  • Esteban Parra
    “El presidente ha desaparecido” no es una novela que los críticos vayan a alabar por su alta calidad y en ningún momento pretende serlo, porque desde el primer momento queda claro que Bill Clinton y James Patterson crearon una historia entretenida, emocionante, ágil, sencilla y apta para todo tipo de público. Un thriller dinámico, lleno de acción, suspenso, intrigas y con un misterio bien argumentado (aunque su resolución la vi venir e...
  • Joost Hintjens
    fast food reading fodder. thrilling, not filling.
  • Jackie Chattopadhyay
    A StunnerMore twists and turns than a country back road. I am now four hours late fixing dinner, but I found out the real culprit. Passing on to my son.
  • Beckie Valdez
    Good bookLiked the book it was fast paced and the twist at the end was great. Characters were strong and likable.
  • Sam
    I am so disappointed in this book. I love James Patterson and all his books are always a fast read. I bought this book when it came out on Monday and today it's Thursday and I am only on page 14 the beginning of chapter 2 because I keep finding things I could do instead of reading this book, like cleaning the toilet. The first chapter is so boring that I keep having to re-read it because I have already forgotten what was written. Funny thing is t...
  • Edie Hanafin Phillips
    Perhaps geeks can poke holes into the plot, but personally I found it to be a fast-paced, enjoyable read. Also it serves as a cautionary tale about the vulnerability of our digital world in which many things from infrastructure to government are connected to the internet. It seems pretty scary that our world could easily crumble from cyber-terrorist threats. I enjoyed the ruthless pregnant female assassin character, even though she was villainous...
  • Jehona
    It was a page turner, but it would have been better without the Clinton bits. Seriously! It was so obvious which parts were his. In a middle of a memory or an action scene or a political discussion with aides, you are suddenly reading a patriotic rant which is too unbelievable even in comparison with communist propaganda (trust me, I grew up reading that stuff). Those parts made it ridiculous. Think of low budget Christian movies discussions of f...
  • Gretchen Lord
    A real page-turner. I thought the lengthy speech at the end might have been handled differently but I suppose it was the most expedient way to not only tie up loose ends but set an agenda for the country. Having a former U.S. President as one of the "authors" was clearly helpful to Patterson as he engaged the issue of cyber-terrorism. I didn't feel a strong partisan leaning on the part of the President as portrayed in the book -- this clearly cou...
  • Ingrid Snoeren
    3,5 sterren. Patterson is een prima schrijver, waardoor het verhaal een goede spanningsopbouw heeft. Niet alleen in de verhaallijn maar ook de hoofdstukken die naar het einde toe steeds korter worden omdat de gebeurtenissen zich op verschillende plaatsen snel opvolgen. Zeer onderhoudend, het plot iets waar we eigenlijk in onze door internet beheerste wereld niet aan willen denken, en een speech door de president aan het voltallige congres, die in...
  • Amy M. Mize
    3.5 stars - Full disclosure: I’ve never read a James Patterson book before. I’m sure I’m not his audience. But the novelty of Clinton’s involvement had me intrigued, so I tried this one. This book was exactly what I expected - except it’s set in present day instead of during Clinton’s presidency like I thought it would be. It was a fun read and a page turner, but I won’t ever think about it again - most likely.