The President’s Daughter
By Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Published by Random House
What it’s about?
There’s a new administration in the White House. But it’s the previous First Family who tops an international assassin’s hit list.
Michael Keating is a former Navy SEAL — and a former President of the United States, now relocated to rural New Hampshire after a brave but ill-fated military mission cost him his second term.
All he wants is to sink into anonymity with his family (and his Secret Service detail). But when he’s briefed on an imminent threat against his daughter, Keating’s SEAL training may prove more essential than all the power, connections, and political acumen he gained as President.
What I think:
This is a high energy thriller with lots of twists and turns that will keep you gripped.
Former President, Matthew Keating is recovering in the countryside after an humiliating election defeat. But his enemies have not forgotten him.
A Libyan terrorist, who blames Keating for the death if his wife and children, is seeking revenge. Keating’s daughter Melanie is kidnapped and her boyfriend killed while hiking a local trail and the race is on to find her.
Keating calls on his former government, CIA and Navy SEAL contacts to put together a daring and extremely dangerous rescue mission.
Melanie herself is a great character – she is smart and quick thinking and determined to stay alive.
I’m not sure how plausible some of the plot actually is – but who cares. This is fast paced and action packed and a great thriller. It’s a stand alone and does not follow on from Clinton and Patterson’s previous thriller, so perfect for summer holiday reading.
Thank you to Netgalley for my gifted digital copy.