The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson

2/5 stars

Fiction – Thriller

When the president of the United States learns of a significant threat through an unlikely source, he’s forced to put his recent personal loss and health issues to the side in order to save what could destroy his country. The most dangerous and daunting kind of cyberterrorism that the world has ever seen causes the president to make some choices that leave even his closest White House staff wondering what he could possibly be thinking. And with a possible traitor in his own cabinet, not a single person can really be trusted. How far will the president go to protect the country he has been appointed to put above all else?

I was so excited to read this book! I’ve always enjoyed James Patterson’s books in the past, and adding Bill Clinton into the mix sounded super intriguing! I don’t know if it was my mood, the book, or a combination of both, but I could not get into this book at all. It was way more of a political thriller than I was anticipating—I was thinking it would be more just a typical suspense//thriller like most of James Patterson’s others. I guess I wasn’t expecting the book to dive into the aspects of war, government structure, and the dynamics of other countries to the extent in which it did. As someone who is not into politics in the least bit, I felt like a lot of the story was boring and over my head. I can completely see why a lot of people loved this book though! It contained some great content and twists. However, it fell very short for me, and I struggled to even finish it. So, take my opinion with a grain of salt and read it if you think it’s a topic you may enjoy!

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