The President's Henchman
Well, if he's the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president's first husband and brought the killers to justice...and if he's not the kind of guy to stand on formality...and if he doesn't want to be the h...more
The first female president's husband is a PI. He puts out his shingle and his first case is a news reporter who has a stalker. From there, things fall apart. The book tries to bring West Wing type political stuff into a PI mystery, but there is no real understanding of politics, on either the local or the national level, or of civics, either.
The author tries to do too much, with too little, and produced a disappointing novel. ...more
Interesting premise, main characters are a married couple, she is the first woman president of the U.S. and he is a former police officer. Lots of characters, perhaps not completely believable plotline but the characters make it work, a few stock characters but developed well into individuals. Somewhat of a black/white presentation ...more
Jim McGill is a former cop who just happens to be married to the recently-elected first woman president of the United States. To keep himself busy, he opens up a P.I. business (much to the displeasure of his Secret Service guards). But soon enough, he finds out that life at the White House isn't all bunnies and rainbows.
There's a military sex scandal, a Cuban crisis, a mad scientist trying to work his way into the CIA with a ...more
Jim McGill is the husband to the first female president of the United States. As a retired Chief of Police he isn't interested in being idle during his wife's years as president. He goes to work as a Private Investigator in Washington D.C. - much to the annoyance of the head of the Secret Service.
This book is full of twists and turns - bo ...more
I like Flynn’s writing style especiall ...more
In the world of Jim McGill, the improbable has happened. The U.S. now has its first female president, and by extension, its first First Gentleman. Government agencies - including the politicians, CIA, and the Secret Service - don't quite know how to treat him, especially when he insists in opening up his own private investigations business. Yup. The First Gentleman is a gumshoe, and his first client/case is ...more
This is a great suspense with humor and wonderful characters. I am looking forward to reading the rest. Jim McGill is married to the first woman president. He used to be a Chicago cop and wants to keep from getting bored so he becomes a PI in D.C. There are many threats against him and his family and a bit of international intrigue and I loved it. The basketball game from hell was especially good. As was his defending himself with a paperweight, push pins and a stapler much to th
What do you call the president's husband? Many call him the president's henchman. He's a former cop and is a PI. He encounters those who threaten his children, a crazy and dangerous psychologist, and ...more
This book is a rather slow read. First, there is a multitude of characters and also story lines. Fortunately, the author has provided a list of characters. There is not a marking between scenes that can cause the reader to stop and recall which story line is the next paragraph. There is also a need for better proofreading and editing. I've decided to not continue reading past 60 percent. It's just too slow a read. ...more
Republican female president and democrat second husband with three children. Understanding first wife and her husband. Ex-cop McGill now PI. Many twists and turns, also peoples to keep it straight. Was going from one plot to next in the next paragraph, had to keep going back and reading again and again to understand what was going on.
Galia Mindel (56, Patti’s Chief of Staff, Columbia; PhD PS, widow) gave President Patricia “Patti” Darden Grant (R, former congresswoman, Jim McGill 2nd wife, former supermodel/movie star) agenda for the day.
The JAG has brought up charges aga ...more
"The President's Henchman" is the first in a series of detective novels about James McGill, the First Gentleman of the United States. I downloaded it as a free offer.
Patricia Darden Grant is a former actress turned Congresswoman whose first husband was killed in retaliation by extremists for her not voting a certain way on a bill. Jim was the Chief of Police who solved the murder, and he and Patti eventually got married before she was elected as the firs ...more
A woman President, married to an ex-cop who has become a private investigator, his children, and a deranged doctor dabbling in mind altering cocktails, make for a story good from beginning to end. Not fast paced, this story tells a bit of back story of our main characters, enough to engage us and like or loathe certain characters. It balances multiple storylines at once...going between often enough we feel connected in real time to them all. A look at life for a "regular guy" as ...more
I finished this book mainly because I was hoping it would get better. It was pretty creative, in its own way. However, even though I did my bes ...more