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There's a new administration in the White House. But it's the previous First Family who tops an international assassin's hit list.

Michael Keating is a former Navy SEAL -- and a former President of the United States, now relocated to rural New Hampshire after a brave but ill-fated military mission cost him his second term.

All he wants is to sink into anonymity with his fami
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Hardcover, 608 pages
Published June 7th 2021 by Little, Brown and Company and Knopf
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    Ron Charles
    Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
    Over the past three years, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have developed a bankable formula: In their previous thriller, a U.S. president went missing. In their new thriller, a president’s daughter goes missing.

    If this keeps up, someday we’ll have to read a thriller about the president’s lost cat, his missing keys, an errant sock.

    And why not? “The President Is Missing” was the best-selling novel of 2018, demonstrating that, as in politics, nothing sells like name recognition. Tellingly, “The P
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    Chris
    Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    The President’s Daughter is a smart, taut, utterly fantastic roller-coaster that had me holding on for dear life: a combination of every parent’s worst nightmare — a daughter abducted by a terrorist with a scimitar — and the inside world of Washington, DC, (a place where, arguably, the knives are pretty damn sharp, too).
    Bookread2day
    Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    My review is on my website www.bookread2day.wordpress.com
    I didn’t read the book The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, but The president’s Daughter can be read as a standalone thriller.

    The hardback The President’s Daughter is split into 4 parts and an epilogue.

    This story The president’s Daughter a political thriller with easy, short chapters of a few pages per chapter. Matthew Keating is a one-time Navy SEAL and a former US President. He is a good man, he’s always cared ab
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    Faith
    Jun 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: audio, overdrive
    The 19 year old daughter of former President Matthew Keating is kidnapped by a Libyan terrorist who blames Keating for the deaths of his wife and three daughters. Keating is at odds with the new president, his former vice president, so he forms his own plan to get revenge for the kidnapping. He uses his contacts in the current administration, as well as contacts he made around the world, to launch a military style operation. At the same time, Chinese spies have their own plans with respect to th ...more
    Whispering Stories
    Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.com

    ‘The President’s Daughter’ is the second offering from Bill Clinton and James Patterson. This time we meet ex-POTUS Matthew Keating, a former SEAL who was arguably too honest for his own good as President. The book is delivered in five parts with an epilogue at the end. The chapters are short and we see the action in the present tense from a multitude of perspectives in the third person. When we spend time with Keating, the story is told in the first per
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    Mark
    Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    601 pages of pure thriller
    It took me a few chapters ( my fault for not reading the blurb such was my keenness to read this ) to realise this is 100% stand alone and nothing to do with the previous ‘The President Is Missing’…..it is a completely different family and thus story, so both can be read in either order
    It is fantastic, it really is, the story superb, the writing top notch/edge of seat stuff and the mix of Patterson’s story telling and Clinton’s experience and insight just makes for a tr
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    Lou
    Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    The President’s Daughter is a scintillating, action-packed standalone action-adventure thriller in which there's a new administration in the White House. But it's the previous First Family who tops an international assassin's hit list. Michael Keating was vice president when the president, Martin Lovering, died of an aortic aneurysm while on a fishing trip. This allowed Keating to accede to the Oval Office and become president. A former Navy SEAL, Keating wants vengeance for sadistic Islamic ter ...more
    Jen
    May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    If there is one thing this book has reminded me of, it is how much I used to enjoy reading a good old all action thriller. The pacing, the tension, the thought that everything hands on a knife edge and everyone is conspiring against out hero in their aim to achieve a positive outcome. That's exactly what we get with The PResident's Daughter, a tense, action filled political thriller in which former US President Matt Keating faces a race against time to save his daughter from a terrorist who is h ...more
    Sarmat Chowdhury
    Mar 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
    *Actual Rating 3.5 Stars* [Arc provided by Little Brown/Knopf publishing as an employee with Barnes & Noble]

    The follow up from their popular thriller "The President is Missing", Patterson and President Clinton return with "The President's Daughter, a standalone thriller that follows former President Matt Keating, a former SEAL who has his daughter kidnapped by a terrorists who family Keating had killed during the first year of his administration when an operation to retrieve went sideways, and
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    Laura
    May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Wow! Just wow! This audiobook blew my socks off! It was full of tension and suspense throughout! The partnering of James Patterson and Bill Clinton works perfectly to create this thrilling book.

    It piqued my interest immediately and I knew I had to see what this book entailed. I love how Clintons knowledge from presidency has been worked into the story, it gives it an edge, a believable power and I think it plays into the atmosphere that it creates from this.

    I enjoyed the narration, and the fac
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    Zoe
    Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Action-packed, thrilling, and twisty!

    The President’s Daughter is a propulsive, entertaining thriller that takes you into the life of former US President and ex-Navy Seal Matt Keating as he does everything in his power to find and recover his kidnapped teenage daughter from a sadistic terrorist driven by vengeance.

    The writing is tight and crisp. The characters are astute, tenacious, and authentic. And the plot, with its short, intense chapters, keeps you on the edge of your seat as it immerses yo
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    Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    Following THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, their 2018 bestseller, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER is another impressive collaboration for Bill Clinton and James Patterson, thanks to the former's firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of the presidency and the latter's ability to write action-packed scenes that make readers feel like they are right there.

    Matthew Keating, a former US Navy SEAL and ex-President of the United States, has comfortably settled into retirement at his home on Lake Marie in New Hamp
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    Janet
    Jun 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: netgalley
    What a total edge of your seat action thriller this was!

    Having loved their first book The President Is Missing (and also The First Lady by Patterson alone) I couldn’t wait to get started on the second book by Patterson and Clinton. And it was just as action packed as the first!

    This is another stand alone - it is a different President to the first book.

    In this book we follow ex Navy SEAL President Matthew Keating. We are introduced to his administration as he sanctions an attack to kill a terrori
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    Matthew Keating wanted to serve a second term as POTUS, but his mission against one of the evilest terrorists went disastrously wrong and cost him the presidency. Now, he is doing more or less nothing apart from fishing and not so much enjoying himself. When his daughter Mel is abducted by IS terrorist Asim Al-Asheed who wants to revenge his wife and daughters, ex SEAL Matt takes it personal. Since the official agencies totally fail to rescue the girl, he decides to become active himself to get ...more
    Elite Group
    Jun 09, 2021 rated it liked it
    Interesting but forgettable.

    President Matt Keating and his Vice-President Pamela Barnes watch as a team of seals try to capture Asim Al-Asheed, a violent terrorist who caused the death of people across the world. Al-Asheed having received a tip-off has hidden but left his wife and daughters in his mountain hiding place and they are killed when the seals set off the detonations personally set by him. President Keating takes the unprecedented step to apologise for the attack. This leads to his Vi
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    Hanlie
    Jun 06, 2021 marked it as to-read
    What a brilliant read!! Action-packed and fast-paced and it kept me on the edge of my seat! It felt very authentic and I can just see a brilliant action movie in the future.

    This story takes us from Libya to America and back. It's the story of a President who manned up to his mistakes but in doing so set in motion his own downfall and fixed a big target on his back for one pissed-off terrorist.
    Nearly 2 years after he became the first president to lose re-election against his own vice president,
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    Karen
    Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I’ve not read the previous book The President is Missing but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of this book. I will now be adding The President is Missing to my TBR pile though!
    The President’s daughter is Mel, only child of Mathew Keating, former US president and navy seal. Matt has to take matters into his own hands when Mel is kidnapped by a Libyan terrorist. Having no help from his successor in the White House he engages the help of other SEALs and a member of his secret service, plus ot
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    Maggie Harris
    May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    The Presidents daughter is Mel, only child of Mathew Keating, former US president and navy seal.
    Matt has to take matters into his own hands when Mel is kidnapped by a Libyan terrorist. Having no help from his successor in the White House he engages the help of other SEALs and a member of his secret service, plus others who are loyal to him.
    Lots of great characters good, bad and downright evil, this book has you on the edge of your seat with its action as Matt and his team start on their mission.
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    Tim Joseph
    Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Wow. Sure it was a standard action-espionage adventure.

    But who doesn't like a good escapist title!

    While I'm not a massive Patterson fan (see my review for The President Is Missing), these books keep on hitting. With interesting looks into the life of a president, and what we DON'T see after they leave office, this book keeps your mind engaged while satisfying your action-y needs in spades. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
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    Chris Elston
    Jun 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    This was an absolute cracker of a read, brilliant!
    It had everything - political intrigue, awesome action, fire- fights, high stakes and twists...and Patterson's trademark short chapters where the pages turn themselves. I can't praise it enough!
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    Mary Kamrath
    Jun 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    This was a long but excellent thriller. The story just kept unfolding and made me want to continue reading way too late into the night. Highly recommended!
    Leslee Williams
    Very fast moving book. Could not put the book down.
    Hanlie
    Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    What a brilliant read!! Action-packed and fast-paced and it kept me on the edge of my seat! It felt very authentic and I can just see a brilliant action movie in the future.

    This story takes us from Libya to America and back. It's the story of a President who manned up to his mistakes but in doing so set in motion his own downfall and fixed a big target on his back for one pissed-off terrorist.
    Nearly 2 years after he became the first president to lose re-election against his own vice president,
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    Jacqueline
    Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    President’s Daughter - What a Book?

    Absolutely Superb! Considering the length of this book, I think I read it in record time for me. Just couldn’t put it down. Fantastic storyline and brilliant twists and turns along the way. Nothing is ever as it seems but you’ve just got to keep reading! Fantastic. Please write another one soon. You must.
    Sarah Waldron
    Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you to @PRHAudio and the authors for an advanced audio copy of this book in return for an honest review. The President’s Daughter is due to be published on 7th June 2021 and you can get a copy here.

    Description 🔖

    Michael Keating was a Navy Seal before he moved into politics and found his way to the White House as President of the United States. After a bold but unsuccessful mission, his Vice President turned against him. President Keating was out and Madam President Barnes is in.

    Matt Keating
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    Robin
    Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    President Bill Clinton; James Patterson, The President’s Daughter Random house UK, Cornerstone Century, 2021.

    Thank you NetGalley for providing me with this uncorrected proof for review.

    My usual choice of reading does not include thrillers such as The President’s Daughter, but of course I was tempted by the thought of reading a novel with a clear political component contributed to by Bill Clinton. If you are like me, make sure that on this occasion you too are tempted. The President’s Daughter i
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    Norma
    ( Format : Audiobook )
    "I am the justice."
    Mel, bright heavily bespectacled and feisty 19 years old college student, is also ex President Matt Keating's only daughter. After Matt lost the election to his Vice President, his wife pursued her archaeological career whilst he retired to a more rural location with continued, lifelong personal protection, a protection which did not apply to Mel after she turned sixteen. And so she was an easy terrorist kidnap victim, her sole hiking companion murdered,
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    Anthony Caruso
    Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
    As formulaic as James Patterson's novels tend to be, there's no denying that the man has the formula for a good thriller down pat - compelling, if trope-y characters; short, quick chapters that always end on a cliffhanger; twists and turns that you see coming from a mile away, yet still make you smile when you come upon them; and a story that's not too deep - one akin to an action movie, where you can just turn your brain off and enjoy the ride, which makes it the perfect read while laying by a ...more
    Mac
    Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Some novels are credible stories. After reading them, you could say, “Yeah, that makes sense.” Other novels require suspension of disbelief for you to enjoy the tale. And then there’s The President’s Daughter, which is so far-fetched, it’s in a category by itself.

    The President’s Daughter makes an initial impression of credibility. There’s 21st century military hardware described in minute detail…special-ops prep explained in SEAL Team jargon…White House readiness in the Situation Room…competing
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    Nikki Brooks
    I missed The President is Missing (book 1) but I don't feel that it hampered my enjoyment of this new book. There was certainly enough of the previous book scattered through the storyline that I knew what had happened previously.

    I really enjoy a decent thriller that I can sink my teeth into and there is certainly plenty to chew over here. The chapters are short, which made digesting that political babble somewhat easier for me. Especially as being Scottish I only have a vague outline of the US p
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