The President is Missing – You read the title of the book and wonder how the President of the United States, the most famous and guarded person in the world can be missed. The President is missing ” is a political thriller written by Bill Clinton ( former President of US ) and James Patterson ( one of the greatest and famous novelist in the world ). It is Clinton’s first novel. A television adaptation is being developed by Showtime based on this book.
While you are reading this book, you’ll see that It’s not just a thriller, it’s a scenario of what-ifs. The commentary on how a president has to make tough decisions. So you will read a story that is combination of thoughts and memories of an experienced president and the ideas of a successful novelist.
” The House Select Committee will come to order…”
The sharks are circling, their nostrils twitching at the scent of blood. Thirteen of them, to be exact, eight from the opposition party and five from mine, sharks against whom I’ve been preparing defenses with lawyers and advisers. I’ve learned the hard way that no matter how prepared you are, there are few defenses that work against predators. At some point, there’s nothing you can do but jump in and fight back.
Don’t do it, my chief of staff, Carolyn Brock, pleaded again last night, as she has so many times. You can’t go anywhere near that committee hearing, sir. You have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
You can’t answer their questions, sir.
It will be the end of your presidency… “
” … Madam Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
Last night a dedicated team of American public servants, with the help of two close allies and one brave noncitizen, foiled the most dangerous cyberattack ever launched against the United States or any nation.
If fully successful, it would have crippled our military, erased all our financial records and backups, destroyed our electrical grid and transmission networks, broken our water and water-purification systems, disabled our cell phones, and more… “