I have never read a James Patterson book... for as famous and wonderful as his writing is, nothing ever compelled me to pick one up.

That is, until now.

When I saw that James Patterson was releasing a new book in partnership with President Bill Clinton, I knew it would be good. I was sold when I read Crime By The Book's interview with both of them and immediately purchased the book on my Nook afterward.

The President Is Missing is a wild, tumultuous novel that is based in true crime, mixed with some politics and shows just how brave you have to be to have the country's well being in your hands. Something not to be taken lightly...

It didn't take too long to get hooked on the book and want to know what was going to happen and how everything turned out... it did take a little bit of time to actually get through the book but that was mostly on me being a little lazy.

Well, I recently finished it a few weeks ago and it was a pretty wild journey and I could see the parts where Bill Clinton came in to offer his advice. There is information in this book that only a former President would know which makes it a really well rounded and interesting plot.

This is the publisher's summary:

The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . . 

Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.

I was a little concerned with being able to truly understand what was happening because politics is confusing at times. However, it wasn't like that at all -- Patterson did a wonderful job at 'dumbing' a lot of the lingo and plot down so that us common folk would be able to really follow the story.

While it wasn't a traditional true crime, domestic thriller, this was a book that kept me on the edge of my seat and I think educated me a little more on how Washington DC works. It also scared the shit out of me because what the fictional President is facing, could actually happen and thinking about it gave me a touch of anxiety.

It also had a very "Scandal" vibe and I think if you LOVED Scandal, you would love this book. 

I think it's a book a lot of people could get behind and be entertained by. I also think it's a great introductory book to James Patterson if you've never read anything by him before!

Have you read any James Patterson novels?
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