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Shall We Tell the President? (Kane & Abel #3)

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After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane's has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life.

The FBI investigates thousands of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination atte
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ebook, 336 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1977)
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Omaira I am reading a spanish edition and it is also about Ted Kennedy and I cant find this book in Goodreads :-( I have just find an article in Wikipedia…moreI am reading a spanish edition and it is also about Ted Kennedy and I can´t find this book in Goodreads :-( I have just find an article in Wikipedia and they said that Kennedy was replaced in a revised edition.(less)
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JC
Jan 13, 2011 JC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-firsttime, audio, 2011
This was a disappointing ending to this series. I was expecting a lot more after Kane and Abel and then The Prodigal Daughter. Florentyna is practically non-existent in this book as the story focuses around an attempt to assassinate her and what the secret service is trying to do to stop it. The book itself was pretty good and I think that I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I hadn't been setup by the two previous books in the series. Overall a fun read though and I plan to read some more from ...more
Benjamin Thomas
This started out as Jeffrey Archer's second published novel, quite a few years ago, but has now been updated for more current politics. Try to find the original version, because it is vintage early Archer. In the original version, the novel begins just after Ed Kennedy is sworn in as president after Jimmy Carter. It was a rough time in American history, and Archer weaves the mood of the times into the story. The plot revolves around a junior FBI agent's investigation into an assassination attemp ...more
Zahidul
Aug 15, 2016 Zahidul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
দুরদানত গতির কনসপিরেসী থরিলার। The day of the jackal এর পড়ে এই রকম একটা থরিলার বই পড়লাম,দারুন ! ...more
Wendy
Apr 13, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book on my kindle before I read the reviews on it. From what I now understand it was changed and updated from the original version of the hardback that was published in the 1970's. It has been a very long time since I read the first two books in this series "Kane and Abel" and "The Prodigal Daughter" but I was expecting this book to be more about the main character "the president" then it was. Although I liked the book and it was a quick read for me I was hoping to enjoy it more th ...more
Shreedhar Manek
(2.5 / 5)

I had read this book about 7 or 8 years back when I was in school, and I was so thrilled! I thought that it was an underrated roller coaster. But after reading it again now I realize how wrong I was! It isn't a particularly bad book, but it has a lot of plot holes, in addition to being very unrealistic. The protagonist works like a newbie, not like a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The criminals are hardly "professional" as oft mentioned in the book. And after havi
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Sherry Fundin
Goodreads Book Blurb:

After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane’s has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life.

The FBI investigates thousands of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination attempt. One hour later, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are dead. The lone surviv
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Sarah
Oct 31, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A rookie agent has to stop the assassination of the President. So this book wasn't bad so much as ridiculous. It was written a long time ago about the future 43rd president, then updated and published again after there had been a real 43rd president. I really think I might have liked it had I read it in 1977 or something. But it was just surreal, and not in a good way, to read someone's vision of the 2000s. He got to first female president, but didn't quite think of the internet. So the hero is ...more
Daniel Bastian
They say most criminals are caught because of one, decisive mistake. With that in mind, I wonder how many assassination plots are discussed in clear and certain terms casually over lunch within earshot of the wait staff and other patrons. Not many? Yeah, I didn't think so either.

Also, considering the entire purpose of the rubout was to stall a bill on gun control (one which specifically limits criminal access to firearms), was having a criminal use an illegal firearm on the POTUS really the best
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Kathryn
This wasn’t my favourite Jeffrey Archer. I did enjoy it, but found it a bit hard to keep track of what was happening. This was possibly related to the fact that I was reading it in circumstances where I was somewhat distracted by scenery and other people, but I can think of other Archers that would require less concentration.

I did still enjoy it - I just had to relax a bit more and not try to keep tabs on what was happening exactly and go with the flow!!
Aravind
Dec 12, 2011 Aravind rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I bought the book after I read a review which claimed this to be far better than "Day of the Jackal" by Frederick Forsyth. Well... I was terribly disappointed. The book was not even close to "The Eleventh Commandment" by the same author. The hero finds time to date his girlfriend even though he has to foil an assassination plot to kill the American President in matter of few days!
Sandra Bašić
Mar 23, 2016 Sandra Bašić rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Obožavam kako ovaj čovjek piše - izvrsni politički trileri!
Priyadarshini
Sep 21, 2015 Priyadarshini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A page-turner, truly!
Duncan
Jun 03, 2015 Duncan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read.love this story
Ankit Sah
Jeffrey Archer is an English author and a former Member of Parliament. His area of writing is thriller, drama. This novel has his fictional character Florentyna Kane, who has finally become the first female President of the United States of America, which has been extended from his novel “The Prodigal Daughter.”

After getting elected for the Oval Office powerful forces are dead set against her. The FBI receive thousands of false threats against the President every year but this time a tip from a
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Naveen
Jun 08, 2014 Naveen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Naveen by: Abhay Nair
I read a 2003 edition of the original. The author's note, clarifying the reset & reworked edition, makes one wonder whether one should have gone for the original 1977 edition! The book is easy to read and as someone suggested, the idea of investigating thru library cards & not using the internet etc., in the revised version doesn't make much sense.
The entire story evolves around a young agent Mark Andrews. The lack of depth in certain characters is quite evident and the revision of the e
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Avel Rudenko
Sep 07, 2010 Avel Rudenko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Shall We Tell The President' is something a bit different from Jeffrey Archer. Instead of his usual character-driven epics, we're treated to a lean, taut political thriller involving the potential assassination of US President Florentyna Kane.

First, a clarification: 'Shall We Tell The President' was Archer's second book, written before 'Kane And Abel' and 'The Prodigal Daughter'. However, he later updated it to incorporate the events of those two books, namely Florentyna becoming the first fem
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Janelle
My dad left this here for me, said he and my mom really enjoyed it. I tore through it pretty quickly, alternately entertained and underwhelmed. Nothing about the writing style hooked me; in fact, the way the viewpoint would change within paragraphs was very annoying. But it has been such a long time since I've picked up an easy-reading novel. It felt good to just sit back and be told a story again.

The characters were a bit unbelievable, there was almost nothing shown of the cardboard cutout pres
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Dale Safford
Jul 12, 2013 Dale Safford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting that this novel about the American political scene was written by a politician who is BRITISH! It was interesting and moved quickly.

When a woman becomes President, on the day of her swearing-in a plot to kill her in 10 days is exposed. The informant is soon killed in the hospital, and everyone who heard him tell of the plan is also killed, except FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews. The assassination group thinks he was killed, however, so Andrews tries to do all that he can to prevent th
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Libby
Jan 20, 2016 Libby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Jeffrey Archer book. It was a short listen but I though he was a very good writer. There is some cussing but doesn't permeate it. There are no graphic sex scenes, though ! My only problem with the book is that it read a tiny bit like a pro gun control commercial. If this were a movie it would be PG-13
Donna
Jun 13, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
This was NOT what I expected. It is the third novel in the 'Kane and Abel' series by Jeffrey Archer. The first one was about the fathers, the second one was about the kids, and this one wasn't about any of them. So if you are okay with that, you will probably like this.

The fact that his was not about them, didn't bother me. I liked this. I loved the plot and as usual I loved the characters. This was also a short book, so it got to the point quickly. It was a nice change of pace since I had just
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Karen Finch
Read the updated story. I think I would have liked the original version better.
Connie Howell
I enjoyed this book about a plot to kill the female president,Florentyna Kane. It is easy to read and intriguing enough to keep you going to the end.
Umang Chhawchharia
Absolute thriller. Amazing books. Lots of suspense and mystery and very less drama. One of the best thriller of all time.
Chanaka Hettige
Dec 16, 2015 Chanaka Hettige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kane and Abel Trilogy is unlike any you would see. While the original book, Kane and Abel, is a financial triller about Kane, a wealthy son, and Abel, a poor son, born in same day achive success in their lives whild maintaining a ongoing conflict with each other. The second book, The Prodigal Daughter, is a political triller which is based on the life of Abel's only daughter, Florentyna. Her rise to power in politics added colour to this book. And this final installment of the trilogy is a actio ...more
Micki
Jun 05, 2014 Micki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Mr. Archer. I long time ago I read the previous books that featured the Kane family and although I don't remember much of them - that background information was not needed to read this light novel.

Although some of the reviews on this book called it a "thriller" - I'm not entirely sure that is the word that I would use. I guess to me, "thriller" usually means something unnatural. This book is not that type of story. It is more government intrigue and it is very
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Vikram
Mar 02, 2014 Vikram rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
E.M. Kennedy, the new President of United States of America has just been sworn in. As a result of a fallout on a proposed legislation, a conspiracy plan is hatched to assassinate the President. A senator is involved as well. The killers are cold and precise.

The responsibility of tracking down the guilty, falls on the unsuspecting shoulders of the young FBI agent Marc Andrews after two of his colleagues are murdered. He has seven days to foil the plan.

The action flows swiftly. The writing style
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Jenn
Apr 17, 2011 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
I liked this book, not as much as the 2nd book in this series, but it was still enjoyable to read. I found it amazing that anyone wants to work in politics because it was making me tired just reading about everybody's duties in DC and how they all interplay with each other.

I was sad that the characters Florentyne and Edward weren't more prominant in this book. But, nevertheless, it was still an enjoyable read.
Carl Kleinebecker
So... This book was originally written back in 1977... And JA made Teddy Kennedy the POTUS... it was a kind if silly book not one of his best... It felt very sophomoric .... Then... JA did the unthinkable ... He re-edited the book to tie in as the book three for his Cain and Able series ... Now that was a really REALLY bad idea!
Kaustubh Kirti
Jun 07, 2015 Kaustubh Kirti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
To put it straightforward this is an amazing book that will race you through the steps of the Capitol and DC in a major plot to kill the President of the United States. What to look for in the book? Good story line. You would not like to put it down. IF started you would stop only when completed. What is bad about the book? You can do lot of guesswork. Some of the plots are predictable. However there is always fun in checking out whether what you predicted was correct!!!!You cannot ask Jeffery A ...more
John
Mar 08, 2013 John rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just ok - interesting start (read and you'll see what I mean). Story develops in an average way and continues in an average way. Not the most gripping action/thriller type novel I've read but it was just ok.

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Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.

He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married
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