Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Review: The President is Missing

President Bill Clinton and James Patterson on crime fiction

It's the groundbreaking collaboration between Patterson and Clinton. One thriller everyone is talking about this year. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING: Yes you read it right. 42nd President of United Staes of America has decided to penned down a thriller alongside none other than The Patterson , the most prolific and iconic crime writer at work today. The page-turning read is currently the top selling novel in the country. (M not surprised) 

The President Disappears. The world is in shock.But the reason he’s missing is much worse than anyone can imagine. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. (Blurb from back cover) 

Goodreads Review: 

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 three days, The President Is Missing is one of the most dramatic thrillers in decades. And it could all really happen. The President Is Missing is Bill Clinton and James Patterson's totally authentic and spellbinding thriller.

My Take: 

Absolutely Loved it . Lot of political stuff in here. If u have read Patterson very closely, you will be able to spot the difference between his writing and Clinton's influence. There was a lot of back and forth in the edition. But then again, James regains the control of the book. 

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. 

 The value of this book is not only in its entertainment, but also in its criticism of our political structures and their failures. Highly recommended !!!

Happy Reading !!