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One secret could bring down the government when the President''s memorable affair becomes a nightmare he longs to forget in this page-turner from James Patterson that will keep you up reading all night long.

Sally Grissom is a top Secret Service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she''s summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn''t have predicted that she''d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady -- with strict orders to keep it a secret.

The First Lady''s absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president''s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly turns into a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady''s finger.

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James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 380 million copies worldwide. He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries.


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Hollyberg
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Terrible Narration, Action-packed story
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019
This book is interesting and fast-paced, but the narrator is terrible. She speaks too fast, her cadence is completely off for conversation, but most annoying is the fact that she cannot pronounce words correctly. It is completely distracting. The Potomac is mentioned... See more
This book is interesting and fast-paced, but the narrator is terrible. She speaks too fast, her cadence is completely off for conversation, but most annoying is the fact that she cannot pronounce words correctly. It is completely distracting. The Potomac is mentioned repeatedly and she calls it Pot-uh-mack. She also mispronounces Arapaho, over and over again. This is a James Patterson book! Hire a professional or at least employ some quality control. Ugh. My brain would not stop flagging all the mispronounced words and let me enjoy the book.
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C Wm (Andy) Anderson
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Patterson’s Best Since “The President is Missing”
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019
My first thought while digging into this story was of the book co-wrote with former president Bill Clinton. Admittedly, I thought it COULD have been penned by Clinton, but...well, you need to read it to understand... POV: After the first seven or eight chapters,... See more
My first thought while digging into this story was of the book co-wrote with former president Bill Clinton. Admittedly, I thought it COULD have been penned by Clinton, but...well, you need to read it to understand...

POV: After the first seven or eight chapters, the point of view shifts to first person, from the eyes of the lead agent charged with protection of the president. First person works quite effectively in this story.

BLUSH FACTOR: Other than a few mild curses or crude words, this is absent of anything objectionable and can be shared with pretty much anyone you desire.

WRITING & EDITING: Professional. The flow is good and reasonably authentic. It does feel as though it could have been written using reality as a backdrop. Not so much the current president, but just about any other recent commander-in-chief, and his wife, could be imagined without great difficulty.

EXCERPT:

‘…“Right now I want you to put the word out, especially to the Uniformed Division,” I say. “We’re going to get increased attention from the news media and the usual publicity hounds. I don’t want any fence jumpers, wanting to give the President romantic advice or a Bible, got it? Double up the patrols on the sidewalks…anybody approaches the fences, looks like they’re going to go over, we’re to stop them on the public side. Got it?”

“Got it, boss,” Scott says, and goes back to his desk. Scott is an ex-Army Ranger, bulky and tough, and respectful of me and everyone else in the chain of command, which makes him a keeper.

I shift my gaze from the network screens—AMBUSH IN ATLANTA seems to be the winning headline this morning—and glance at the electronic status board. We and other members of the Presidential Protective Division are fortunate with this administration in that there are no spoiled kids running around, trying to ditch their agents at bars or dance clubs, or slightly nutty mothers-in-law claiming that Peeping Toms are gazing at them undressing in their guest quarters. There’s just the President and First Lady, which makes my job a hell of a lot less complicated than my predecessor’s.

According to the status board, CANAL is on Marine One, seconds away from landing on the South Lawn, and CANARY is—

“Hey, Scotty,” I call out, just as he’s picking up the phone. “Mind telling me why CANARY is at a horse farm in Virginia? Her Plan of the Day this morning didn’t indicate that.”

He says, “Last-minute change of plans, boss. After the news this morning…’

Patterson, James. The First Lady (pp. 30-31). Grand Central Publishing. Kindle Edition.

BOTTOM LINE

A solid four stars out of five.

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Englishteacher
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Who is to Blame?
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
I have read all adult books that James Patterson has published since the original Virgin, and I have loved the characters and stories. The First Lady left me wondering because I do not know whom to blame for the weakness in the writing. As a retired English teacher, I am... See more
I have read all adult books that James Patterson has published since the original Virgin, and I have loved the characters and stories. The First Lady left me wondering because I do not know whom to blame for the weakness in the writing. As a retired English teacher, I am always looking for good grammar and style. I always taught my students that it is never correct to follow a subject with a pronoun that refers to the subject. Every chapter of this book had at least one, and often several examples of this mistake. It is incorrect to write a sentence such as, "The President, he was upset and worried." The "he" is superfluous and should never be used. The story was interesting, but the writing was bothersome to say the least.
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Nicole Bond
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I Recommend It
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019
This was a quick read for me, as the story flowed interestingly and effortlessly from start to finish. I was fully invested in the events of the novel and couldn’t wait to see the final outcome.
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Love this book
Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2019
I couldn’t put it down starting reading at 2:00 a.m. finished at 7:30 a.m. Had a sleepless night cause the book was so entertaining I just wanted to hurry and get to the end. I did the same with The President is missing. Mr Patterson stop writing all these good books I need... See more
I couldn’t put it down starting reading at 2:00 a.m. finished at 7:30 a.m. Had a sleepless night cause the book was so entertaining I just wanted to hurry and get to the end. I did the same with The President is missing. Mr Patterson stop writing all these good books I need some sleep.😁
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Sam Dee Turner, Jr.
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A Very Entertaining Read
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2019
One of the best books I have read by James Patterson. Fast paced with many forks in the path to the end. Each twist in the plot leaves the reader wanting more. Reading this on my Kindle was a pleasure despite the lost sleep as I stayed up flipping pages. Characters are... See more
One of the best books I have read by James Patterson. Fast paced with many forks in the path to the end. Each twist in the plot leaves the reader wanting more. Reading this on my Kindle was a pleasure despite the lost sleep as I stayed up flipping pages. Characters are richly developed and believable. I wish there would be a follow up to this story; it certainly leaves the possibilities open for exploration.
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sf in nj
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Couldn''t put it down !
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
The First Lady appeared on my e-reader this morning and I just finished it late this afternoon. Gripping story with believable characters who expose deal making behind Presidential doors.
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Dave johnson
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazon is the best
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2019
Great book very satisfied
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GS
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Good start but that’s about it
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2019
This was the second James Patterson book I read in two weeks. I think I know his formula: come up with a decent plot, but not bother to follow through in the succeeding chapters. Who wouldn’t want to read about a first lady who went rogue, right? I thought it was going to...See more
This was the second James Patterson book I read in two weeks. I think I know his formula: come up with a decent plot, but not bother to follow through in the succeeding chapters. Who wouldn’t want to read about a first lady who went rogue, right? I thought it was going to be a good book. But the author, probably because he has been very busy writing a lot of novels, becomes very sloppy after the first few chapters. I bought this book because of the good reviews on Amazon. I wonder what Amazon’s return policy is on (badly written) Kindle books. I gave this book two stars instead of one because of the plot.
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Primary Key
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Hilariously awful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 15, 2020
So POTUS has been dipping his pen in an unauthorised ink well. That''s a line from the book. President Tucker has been playing away and has been caught leaving a hotel with his mistress. FLOTUS his wife then goes missing. It''s a cracking fast paced read but the plot and...See more
So POTUS has been dipping his pen in an unauthorised ink well. That''s a line from the book. President Tucker has been playing away and has been caught leaving a hotel with his mistress. FLOTUS his wife then goes missing. It''s a cracking fast paced read but the plot and dialog is preposterous. There''s the corrupt and sinister Parker Hoyt, the president''s assistant. There''s the psychopathic assassin out to kill everyone including the first lady. There''s Sally Grisson this put upon secret agent charged with finding the first lady before something awful happens to her.
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geoff church
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Woman Power
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 20, 2018
Similar to Patersons many characters, but has a different agent in a different arena. It has a number of good twists and holds your attention. Really enjoyed it
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simmy
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Wow.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 31, 2020
This review asks what I have done with this book. Well, it isn''t worth using even as a door stop so it had to go. This must be the worst book of yours that I have ever read. I won''t be reading any more collaborative books again as I find they are consistently the worst....See more
This review asks what I have done with this book. Well, it isn''t worth using even as a door stop so it had to go. This must be the worst book of yours that I have ever read. I won''t be reading any more collaborative books again as I find they are consistently the worst. This may be seen as a compliment of your own writing but it loses weight when I consider that you are the one making the decisions about who to collaborate with. Stay solo
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Kid Ferrous
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Another James Patterson book that runs out of steam
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2021
Most of James Patterson’s books follow the same pattern - a decent plot idea that never becomes fully developed - and unfortunately “The First Lady” is no different. Not recommended, even for JP fans.
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