The President Is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson


President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is an Iraq War Vet, former POW, governor of a Southern State and Speaker of the House Lester Rhodes wants to impeach him.   

Congress is upset with Duncan because he put in a phone call directly to the world’s most wanted terrorist, Suliman Cindoruk. The book is narrated by the President and takes place over a 5-day span starting when he goes incognito losing his Secret Service cover to meet with two terrorists who have had second thoughts about a virus they planted that will shut down every computer in America.  If they succeed it will take us back to the Dark Ages, which becomes the code word for the threat.

We learn of a traitor in the White House when we learn about Dark Ages and were guessing to the very end as to who it is.

Does Jonathan Lincoln Duncan have a message that Bill Clinton might wanted delivered in the backdrop of todays political world?  Of course he does, and he does it well.

If you don’t usually like books by James Patterson and some other author, then you will be surprised by how good this Patterson-Clinton book is.

“That’s the permanent mission our Founding Fathers left us—moving toward the “more perfect union.”

“Participation in our democracy seems to be driven by the instant-gratification worlds of Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and the twenty-four-hour news cycle.”

“Gerald Ford once said that an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives says it is.”

Sometimes the “them” strategy is just a narcotic to feed the beast in all of us.”

“At the end of the Constitutional Convention, a citizen asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government our founders had given us. He replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." That's a job no president can do alone. It's up to all of us to keep it. And to make the most of it.”