Based on the highly anticipated novel by President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson, The President Is Missing tells the story of a sitting U.S. president's disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know. Though fictional, the story brings to life the pressures and realities of the most important position in the world.
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The President Is Missing is a political thriller novel by former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson published in June 2018. It is Clinton's first novel. A television adaptation is being developed by Showtime.
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Reviewing the novel in The New Yorker, Anthony Lane is generally positive, arguing that The President is Missing “maximizes its potency and fulfills its mission”. James O'Sullivan published an analysis in The Guardian which uses stylometry to show that the novel was primarily written by Patterson. Will Gompertz of the BBC gave the novel 1 out of 5 stars, calling it “predictable, dull and uninteresting”. The book topped The New York Times Best Seller list by the June 24 edition. Alfred A. Knopf announced that the book sold 250,000 copies in all formats during its first week. Nielsen Bookscan, which represents around 85 percent of print book sales, reported that at least 152,000 of the copies sold in its first week were hardcover. The book's first week sales were the highest in the adult fiction genre since the 2015 release of Go Set a Watchman and the highest in fiction since the November 2017 release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway. The book again topped the Best Seller list for the July 1 edition. The book would again top the Best Seller for the July 8 edition as well.
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