ABOUT THE BOOK
James Patterson and Bill Clinton – the ‘dream team’ (Lee Child) – return with a thriller even more compelling than global number one bestseller The President is Missing. ____________ Every detail is accurate because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton. The drama and action never stop because the other author is James Patterson. ALL PRESIDENTS HAVE NIGHTMARES. THIS ONE IS ABOUT TO COME TRUE. Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL and a former US President, has always defended his family as fiercely as he has his country. Now these defences are under attack. And it’s personal. Keating’s teenage daughter, Melanie, has been abducted, turning every parent’s deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father. Because Keating knows that in order to save Melanie’s life he will have to put his own on the line… ____________ ‘Propulsive, exhilarating, and unnervingly believable. You won’t just read The President’s Daughter, you’ll devour it.’ KARIN SLAUGHTER ‘A thriller with inside secrets and riveting excitement that only the partnership of Patterson and Clinton could produce.’ WALTER ISAACSON, internationally bestselling author ‘A smart, taut, utterly fantastic roller coaster that had me holding on for dear life’ CHRIS BOHJALIAN, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant ‘Highly entertaining’ NEW YORK TIMES ‘Deftly interweaves action scenes and family dynamics’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘Clinton and Patterson’s novel puts their respective expertise to good use’ TIME ‘Rich with the authenticity only a president can deliver’ ROBERT CRAIS, bestselling author of the Elvis Cole series ‘James Patterson, the grand master of American storytelling, is on fire here and Bill Clinton’s two terms in the White House give the book an authenticity that, quite frankly, the competition will never come even close to matching.’ TONY PARSONS, bestselling author of Your Neighbour’s Wife ‘I loved this book … I read it from start to finish … An absolute page-turner’ ROSS KING ‘Like The President Is Missing, this is a rollicking ride combining Clinton’s insider knowledge of the top echelons of US power with Patterson’s snappy pacing and forensic prose.’ INDEPENDENT ‘Even better than their first … A rattling rollercoaster of a thriller, with a distinctly feisty President’s daughter.’ DAILY MAIL ____________ Real reader reviews: ‘The previous collaboration between the two authors was one of my favourite thrillers ever … this one was even better!’ ‘A thriller with all the punch and authenticity expected from the two authors’ ‘Mind-blowing … like, did I really just read that?’ ‘Outstanding … has you on the edge of your seat’ ‘An exciting rollercoaster of a page-turning read’ ‘A great story, believable characters … I couldn’t put it down’ ‘A terrific pulse-racing thriller’ ‘Absolutely blown away’ ____________ Praise for the authors’ previous collaboration, THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING: ‘The political thriller of the decade’ LEE CHILD ‘Thoroughly enjoyable … a quick, slick, gripping read’ THE TIMES ‘A bullet train of a thriller’ AJ FINN ‘One writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting and another with an exceptional grasp of global politics. The literary running mates have earned a second term.’ GUARDIAN ‘The plotting is immaculate… the writing is taut’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘Heart-pounding, gripping, terrifying … a genuinely masterful thriller’ LOUISE PENNY ‘Truly authentic … I read it in one gulp. You will too.’ HARLAN COBEN ‘This book moves like Air Force One’ MICHAEL CONNELLY ‘Engrossing from page one’ DAVID BALDACCI
BUY LINK: The President’s Daughter
What a beauty this is, as it brings together a perfect pairing for this type of thriller. The story centres around former US President and ex-Navy Seal Matt Keating. A powerful man is hell-bent on payback from a time that Matt was in office. Matt still has the privilege of 24-hour protection. His daughter, after becoming an adult does not. Not that Mel ever wanted protection in the first place.
Mel is a fabulous character who wants to lead her own life out of the limelight of the press. Unfortunately, this has made her an easy target for someone seeking revenge against her dad. Mel had played out in her mind many scenarios, but not the one she was now in. Within minutes she knows just how deadly her abductors were.
With Matt’s successor as President making the whole thing a publicity boost for her popularity ratings, rather than getting his daughter back, it isn’t long before Matt is calling in old favours from his time as President and a former Navy seal. It is to become an elite unit of experience, tac-ticks and adrenaline. Mind games twist the story, with emotions that hit rock bottom and highs that give you that punch in the air feeling.
The insight into the workings of politics has a natural feel to it as Bill Clinton’s experience gives the story authenticity and James Patterson nose for a gripping plot, perfection. There isn’t a dull moment with characters that didn’t need to grow on me, it was instant. I enjoyed the side-line stories that linked the characters, with double-crosses, slights of hand and at times shocking and brutal vengeance. A brilliant Book.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, and Maximum Ride. Among his notable literary collaborations are The President Is Missing, with President Bill Clinton, and the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. For his prodigious imagination and championship of literacy in America, Patterson was awarded the 2019 National Humanities Medal. The National Book Foundation presented him with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and nine Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family.
Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, and he served until 2001. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of nonfiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. With James Patterson, he is co-author of the #1 international bestselling novel The President Is Missing