The President Is Missing: Little, Brown and Company co-published a thriller by Bill Clinton and James Patterson !
June 6, 2018
“This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast. Clinton and Patterson are a dream combo.” – Michael Connelly, author of the Ballard and Bosch series
The publishing event of 2018: Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s The President Is Missing is a superlative thriller. . . one that can really happen, and one that must not be missed.
The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America.
Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . .
Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation.
Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years. And a timely, historic story that will be read-and talked about-for years to come.
Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, and he served until 2001. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of nonfiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. The President is Missing is his first novel.
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Hardcover $30.00/U.S. 528 pages Little, Brown and Company Audiobook (Unabridged CD) $40.00/U.S. Hachette Audio
Watch the video:
President Bill Clinton: Hi, I’m President Bill Clinton. That impressive looking fellow is James Patterson.
James Patterson: Well, thank you. President Clinton and I have written a novel together, it’s called The President Is Missing. It’s about a United States President who’s involved in a terrifying world crisis and goes missing. Sound dramatic? It is.
President Bill Clinton: I’m not going to spoil the suspense and tell you where the president is or why he’s missing. In other words, you have to read The President Is Missing to find out the ending. I think that’s more than fair.
James Patterson: I agree. But we will tell you this much. The President Is Missing will take you right into the White House. This novel will make you feel the impossible decisions, the stress, the dangers out there in today’s world. And the importance of the American presidency. President Bill Clinton: Being president is a profound honor, but it can also be the most difficult job in the world. Because every day brings something new, and it’s not all good.
James Patterson: The following cliché happens to be true about The President Is Missing: you absolutely, positively, will not put this novel down. It’s full of twists and turns, kind of like being president.
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Lagardère Travel Retail and Marché today have signed an agreement whereby Lagardère Travel Retail will acquire 100% of the shares in Marché International AG, the holding company of the Marché group, headquartered in Switzerland. As a result of the transaction, which is expected to complete by Q1 2023, Lagardère Travel Retail will take over the restaurant network of Marché in six countries: Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Singapore.
Marché is a well-established international food services [...]
LAGARDERE SA announces that it has entrusted EXANE with the implementation of a liquidity contract in order to enhance the liquidity of transactions and the regularity of the quotations of its shares admitted to trading on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000130213 – Mnemonic: MMB) (the “Liquidity Contract”).
The Liquidity Contract, which complies with the provisions set out in the legal framework in force, in particular Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse as amended, Articles L. 225-209 et seq. of the French Commercial Code, AMF Decision No. 2021-01 of June 22, 2021 and the standard contract of the French Financial Markets Association (AMAFI) of November 17, 2021, will be implemented as of October 1st, 2022 for an initial period of three (3) months ending on December 31, 2022, renewable by tacit agreement for successive periods of twelve (12) months, on [...]
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Catherine’s career spans roles across all aspects of talents management at Crown Holding, Heineken France, Sephora and LVMH. At Sephora, she was responsible for pay and benefits in EMEA, before becoming International HR Director for the group across the region. Her international career moved her to Hong Kong where she has been responsible for leading the HR strategy of LVMH Fashion’s Division across Asia-Pacific [...]
Sharp 38.6% growth in Lagardère group revenue and high level of recurring EBIT, at €107 million (versus €3 million in first-half 2021)
Good performance for Lagardère Publishing: revenue virtually stable (down 1.0%1) against a record-beating prior-year performance and in a fast-changing macroeconomic environment
Strong recovery at Lagardère Travel Retail (up 97.2%), driven by its EMEA and North America operations
Corporate cost reduction target maintained
Full-year 2022 guidance maintained
In the first half of 2022, Group revenue totalled €3,027 million, up 38.6% on a like-for-like basis.
Group recurring EBIT in the first half of the year totalled €107 million, up sharply by €104 million compared to recurring EBIT of €3 million in first-half 2021.Lagardère Publishing recorded recurring EBIT of €81 million (€110 million in first-half 2021), and Lagardère Travel Retail reported recurring EBIT of €26 million (versus a negative €96 million in first-half 2021).
The Group reported profit before finance costs and tax of €32 million in [...]
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The company implemented several different approaches:
weeks with a focus on eco-design;
informational flyers on eco-design best practices;
an in-house eco-challenge that showcases the most impactful projects;
a showroom to make eco-designed products more visible;
and a wide range of awareness-raising events (Climate mural, Biodiversity mural, Digital mural).
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The autonomy of the radio division is in line with [...]
Articles L 233-8 II of the French Commercial Code and 223-16 of the General Regulations of the French financial markets authority (A.M.F)
DateNumber of capital stock sharesNumber of exercisablevoting rights(i) (iii)Number of theoreticalvoting rights(ii)February 28, 2023141,133,286167,762,627168,218,311
(i) After deduction of the shares without voting rights (treasury shares and liquidity contract), it being specified that the shares referred to in (iii) below are not included in this count. The number of exercisable voting rights is used to calculate the crossing of statutory thresholds ;(ii) In accordance with Article 223-11 of the AMF’s General Regulations, the number of theorical voting rights is calculated on the basis of all shares to which voting right are attached, including shares without voting rights (treasury shares). The number of theoretical voting rights is used to calculate the crossing of legal thresholds ;(iii) In accordance with applicable rules on the control of concentrations, Vivendi SE will not exercise the [...]
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Photo Frank Camuzat
An experienced CSR leader, Arnaud Rolland has 28 years of expertise in the Consumer Industry, including 22 years at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the leading global bottler of The Coca-Cola Company.
After a first experience in the retail sector at Carrefour group, Arnaud joined Coca-Cola to work in category management and commercial negotiation with the retail sector, before taking over the management of CCEP’s CSR strategy in France in 2008. In this role, Arnaud has been in charge of all issues related to the circular economy of packaging, CSR partnerships with mass [...]