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January 2020: Thriller > (POLL BALLOT TALLY) The President is Missing / Bill Clinton & James Patterson - 3.5***

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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 6000 comments Cross-posted to POLL BALLOT TALLY

The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton
The President is Missing – Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Book on CD read by Dennis Quade with January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, Jeremy Davidson and Mozhan Marno

President Jonathan Duncan is facing a possible impeachment for actions he took – he says – to protect the safety of America. Against the advice of his senior staff he’s agreed to go before a Congressional Committee, but three days before the hearing he’s visited by a person who can clearly prove that the US systems have been compromised. And the President leaves the White House without his Secret Service detail in an effort to get answers he feels only HE can obtain and act on.

This is a fast-paced thriller, with a believable (if somewhat over-the-top) scenario. There were several times when I thought I knew where it was headed but was surprised by a twist in the plot. The basic plot line is something we should all be concerned about and I found myself wondering about our reliance on technology. The last 50 pages were particularly nail-biting. I’ve recommended the book to several people, including my husband.

I do have a bone to pick re (view spoiler) Guess that was my fault.

Dennis Quade is a talented actor and I could see him (a few years younger) portraying President Duncan in a film version of this book. But his deep, gravelly voice just grated on my nerves. I am glad that the producers chose a number of different voice artists to portray various characters, because Quade was definitely NOT up to the task of providing different voices. (The couple of times he tried were laughably bad.)

My full review HERE

message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Amy | 8846 comments Just finished it and loved it! But I read it for Virginia; FBI

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Joanne (joabroda1) | 7860 comments I have it in the Pantry*aka the blanket chest* and will be reading it soon Everyone here seems to like it, so I am interested to see what it is that has such pull for everyone~

message 4: by Amy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Amy | 8846 comments I really enjoyed it because it was so neat to see a former president who could really speak to the character! And that a former president could write a mystery novel thriller with his experience which is totally fun. Also, it was nice to believe in a president these days. Its feel good to see a superhero and a president merge - especially these days.

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