Book – I have to be honest, I’ve never been a James Paterson fan (gasp). I’ve read a few of his books and thought they were “OK”. However, when The President is Missing came out co-authored with Bill Clinton, I decided to find out what all the hype was about and see what kind of fictional tale our former president had to tell. Well, it ended up being a suspenseful and thrilling page-turner.
President Duncan is facing impeachment. He is accused of not taking action against Suliman Cindoruk the leader of a terrorist group. But Duncan truly has a noble reason that he can’t disclose. Unbeknownst to the rest of the country, the President must go undercover in a covert mission in order to disable a computer virus that Cindoruk is threatening to unleash. This cyber-attack, code word “Dark Ages” would potentially cripple the United States. The President puts himself in personal danger to save the nation. However, he does not act totally recklessly, since he is a war hero – a former Airborne Ranger in Desert Storm and a P.O.W and assembles a team of experts to assist him. The tensions builds as the clock is ticking down to put a stop to the virus and an assassin stalks Duncan. In addition, he realizes that there is a traitor in his administration. Will the traitor be revealed? Will the President be assassinated? Will this act of cyberterrorism be quashed? You can find out for yourself!
Even though there is currently a hold list for this title, we have numerous regular copies, a large print copy, an audiobook, and an eBook on Overdrive, so hopefully your wait will not be long.