President Bill Clinton/James Patterson - The President’s Daughter
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Matthew Keating wanted to serve a second term as POTUS, but his mission against one of the evilest terrorists went disastrously wrong and cost him the presidency. Now, he is doing more or less nothing apart from fishing and not so much enjoying himself. When his daughter Mel is abducted by IS terrorist Asim Al-Asheed who wants t... Matthew Keating wanted to serve a second term as POTUS, but his mission against one of the evilest terrorists went disastrously wrong and cost him the presidency. Now, he is doing more or less nothing apart from fishing and not so much enjoying himself. When his daughter Mel is abducted by IS terrorist Asim Al-Asheed who wants to revenge his wife and daughters, ex SEAL Matt takes it personal. Since the official agencies totally fail to rescue the girl, he decides to become active himself to get her back. He is still well-connected and secretly sets up a small team to do what a father has to do. The second cooperation between former President Bill Clinton and well-known crime writer James Patterson is a fast-paced mixture of political and spy thriller which also gives deep insight in how the different national agencies work with and against each other. The thriller brilliantly shows that politics can be a nasty business where personal agendas at times conflict with national interests and ethics. Also, since the end of the Cold War, the lines between confronting enemies have become blurred and the world is a much more complex place with several stakeholders all acting and interfering simultaneously. First and foremost, the novel lives on the protagonist Matt Keating who tries to free his daughter. Even though we first meet him in the role of the president, his former occupation as a member of the US SEALs is a much more formative aspect of his character. When he learns of is successor’s unwillingness of helping to liberate his daughter, he reactivates his knowledge and connections to rescue her on his own. Admittedly, I doubt how realistic this might be, however, it certainly makes a good action-loaded plot. The daughter, too, is a tough cookie, even though raised in a rather comfortable position, she is courageous and has a strong will to survive which gives her more power than was to be expected. What I found most interesting, however, was not just the war between the terrorist and the USA but how China meddles and how conflicting interests endanger civilians which are nothing more than collateral damage. Ironically, it is a private affair that leads to the downfall of the current president – highly likely in our times. Great entertainment which surely also works quite well on the screen since it incorporates the core virtues of bravery, persistence, teamwork and love.
The President's Daughter
the #1 Sunday Times bestseller
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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