In James Patterson's new stand-alone thriller, one secret can bring down a government when the President's affair to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is 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 reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady's finger.
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Typical James Patterson fare. Fast paced. Interesting plot. Narrator has a great voice, but where is she from? Who mispronounces such words as Maryland? Potomac? Arapahoe? and even stirrups? Does the audiobook publisher need a QC dept? The mispronunciations were a distraction at first, but this is limited mostly to proper names. I assume that Ms. McBride is from a galaxy far away - maybe Canada? An otherwise entertaining experience.
A lot of mispronounced words. Odd. Very odd.
Story line is somewhat okay. It seems that words like Arapaho and Potomac should be easy to pronounce to anyone who's ever been to the United States. It also didn't make any sense when one of the character's parents couldn't leave Florida because of a tropical storm IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. Aggravating when an author tries to put details in a story when he obviously does't know what he's talking about. But then again, Patterson will put his name on anything these days.