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A President's affair to remember soon becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget in James Patterson's gripping new stand-alone thriller.

A President's affair to remember soon becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget in James Patterson's gripping new stand-alone thriller.
As he steps out of his hotel in Atlanta with the love of his life by his side, the last thing President Tucker expects is to be greeted by the flashing cameras of the media. Or for his affair to be revealed to the world, just two weeks before the public was expected to vote him in for a second term as leader of the Free World. The President must act quickly to stop the scandal from spiralling out of control. But not before he figures out how to keep the First Lady on his side.

Grace Tucker, however, has other plans. Mortified, betrayed and deeply hurt, she heads for a safe haven outside the capital. Yet not long after she arrives, her security details loses all trace of her. The First Lady is missing - and the President must find her, before all hell breaks loose.

Agent Sally Grissom of the Secret Service is tasked with leading a covert mission to bring the First Lady back to Washington D.C., before the media catches wind of her disappearance. But as the trail runs cold, she can't help feeling that she's being watched. Someone else is searching for Grace Tucker. And if Agent Grissom doesn't find her first, the First Lady might not be alive when she does...

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781780899787

    December 13, 2018

    Century

    368 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9781780899770

    December 15, 2018

    Century

    368 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • EBook

    9781473564299

    December 13, 2018

    Cornerstone Digital

    368 pages

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Extract

Chapter 1

Twenty-one minutes before the ambush, Harrison Tucker—former state senator, former Ohio governor, President of the United States, leader of the free world, and a month away from being reelected in a landslide to a second term—is lying on his stomach on a king-size bed in an Atlanta hotel room, feet toward the headboard, chin resting on a pillow, watching a retrospective documentary on the TV series House of Cards with the love of his life.

A breakfast cart with the remains of two meals has been pushed to one side of the small but adequate room, and he sighs with pleasure as his companion, Tammy Doyle, straddling his back, gives him a thorough and deep post-coital back rub.

“Look,” he says, watching the fictional president slither his way across the screen, “writers have to fictionalize politics and deal-making, like on The West Wing or Madam Secretary, but there’s no way Frank Underwood could be elected president in real life. You know why?”

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