A preposterously presidential yarn that packs a fair punch

17th June, 2018
James Patterson and Bill Clinton have written a by-the-numbers thriller of enjoyable nonsense

FICTION: The President Is Missing, By Bill Clinton and James Patterson, Century, €17.50

James Patterson is the highest-paid fiction writer in the world (this is according to Business Insider, which would, presumably, know about such things). Bill Clinton is Bill Clinton: the former US president whose achievements include being impeached for perjury in 1998 and paving the way for the 2008 financial crisis by repealing the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999. Put them together...

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