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Presidents Daughter Mass Market Paperback – Jul 1 1998


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (MM); Reprint edition (July 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425165426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425165423
  • ASIN: 0425163415
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 2.2 x 17.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 862 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,695,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The President's Daughter is to thrillers what Hong Kong is to movies: hyperphysical and flashy, filled with international menace, and perfectly choreographed so there's no wasted action whatsoever. And like those movies, the book's a wonderful ride, particularly if you don't ask too many questions after you climb aboard. The characters are strictly Central Casting: a gallant war-hero president twitted by terrorists, a craggy old pro called out of retirement, an I.R.A. scoundrel with a heart of ... well, brass at least. The daughter of the title is a comely French countess (of course), who's kidnapped by a nefarious group of Israeli extremists. In return for her safety, they want Dad to nuke several Arab countries. Will he be forced to push the button, or will a trio of agents be able to reach her in time? Typical of the genre, the book's pull is the intelligence of the villains multiplied by the ingenuity of the heroes. The President's Daughter scores highly on both and readers itching for a globe-trotting game of cat-and-rat won't be disappointed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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YA. International espionage at its best. Two of Higgins's favorite heroes, Sean Dillion and Liam Devlin, unite with FBI agent Blake Johnson, a decorated Marine, to solve this suspenseful thriller. When the President finds out that he had a daughter while stationed in Vietnam, this knowledge triggers a chain of events that could place the world as we know it in danger. A devious group of people discovers his secret and, acting with terrible speed, they seize the woman. If the President does not comply with their demands, they will kill her. This mystery thriller is fast paced and filled with believable characters and humor, as well as heroes whose powers of deduction and actions continue to amaze and surprise readers right up through the climactic and emotional conclusion.?Anita Short, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Former White House Press Secretary Dr. Phillip Norton, owner of a prestigious publishing firm, hires investigative reporter Simon Keller to write a biography on the late President Graham Hayward. Phillip sweetens the deal by offering to publish a second book written by Simon. Needing the money though remaining skeptical, Simon accepts the deal. He begins his interviews and research on the still highly regarded president whose reputation is lily clean and whose son is running for the White House.

Simon uncovers a shocker when Alzheimer's victim Miles Kendell mentioned how he and his best friend Graham loved the same woman. Simon learns that Graham had an affair with Blythe Pierce while happily married and residing in the White House. He also learns that Blythe died in a hit and run accident never solved though it was deliberate murder and that Graham sired an out of wedlock child. Simon identifies the child as Dina McDermott, owner of Garden Gates. Soon someone who wants that secret left buried goes after Dina with only Simon as her protector.

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER is an exciting romantic suspense thriller that deliberately starts slowly so that the readers understand the personalities of the key cast members. Once that is accomplished, the tale goes into SST speed until the climax. Though it seems unlikely that a sitting president could sire a child without the media finding out, fans will accept the smoking gun because Mariah Stewart's tale contains two likable heroes struggling to survive an unknown enemy.

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Here's a story that will have you trying to second-guess just which president this story could be about. If you're like me, you'll have to conclude that it's none that we know. Just imagine a man of high moral integrity who walks the talk, and is so respected and held in such high esteem that his memory is still alive after thirty years, even though he isn't. This man fathered a son who idolized him and walks the same path; he serves the Congress and is contemplating his own run for the presidency. With this probability in mind, an old friend of his father's contacts a former student, Simon Keller.
Simon Keller quit his job as a journalist for the prestigious Washington Press when they refused to print a shocking story because Simon would not reveal his source. He refused because he had given his word, and he's writing a book to tell his story. He's free now to answer a call from his old journalism professor, Dr. Philip Norton. Now owner of a small independent publishing house, Norton proposes a two-book contract. If Simon will write the story Philip has in mind about former president Graham Hayward, Philip will publish Simon's work-in-progress. Simon accepts the offer and takes home boxes of documentation to review. He sets up interviews with colleagues and family members of President Hayward, and during one of these sessions he stumbles onto information that, if proven, will rock the political world. If what he's learned is valid, Graham Hayward had a secret affair.
Simon becomes more and more convinced this information is true, and a clue given by the sister of Graham's secret lover reveals even more startling information that leads him to a small town seeking Jude McDermott for answers. On the way into the library where Jude works, Simon sees a beautiful woman gardening there.
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Ms Stewart has done it again, a wonderful tale with just enough twists and turns to please even the most skeptical reader. I loved how she keeps the reader involved in solving the mystery as the romance between Dina and Simon progresses. Romance readers might be caught off guard when the h/h don't meet until a third of the way into the story but when they do... only with Ms Stewart's deft hand at creating characters readers care about will the story take on new satisfying depth.
I loved the ironies in the book that seemed to attack our own prejudices about the press and their lack of ethical high ground. This one is what Romantic Suspense is supposed to be about (a well crafted blending of Romance and Suspense) but so often isn't. Neither romance readers nor suspense readers will be let down with this one.
Ms Stewart has once again proven she has a unique talent for writing romantic suspense first offered with THE BROWN-EYED GIRL, a classic Romantic Suspense. THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER is a fine example of an author growing in her craft where the reader is the one is the one who benefits the most. I couldn't put this book down after page one; I just had to know who and why things were happening. There was never a lull in the action, a sure sign of professional storyteller. Readers will come to care about this hero and heroine well after they solve the mystery of a cover-up, political secrets and the all-important "who dunnit". THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER will be read and reread as it sure to be a Keeper on many a reader's shelf. CLASSIC ROMANTIC SUSPENSE AT ITS BEST.
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I have been a Higgins fan for a long time, but I am somewhat mystified as to why I still read him at this point. I think it's because I was so enthralled by "The Eagle Has Landed" years ago, and some of his other older books and the quick read that you get. However that being said, Higgins follows the same formula for every book and if you have read at least 3 of his books, then you know what is coming at every stage of the game. "The President's Daughter" is no different from a dozen other Higgins novels I have read. What I do appreciate is it's a quick read that's entertaining and doesn't make you think hard. If you want to give one Higgins book a shot, then read "The Eagle Has Landed", this was when he was at his best and is a quality novel. If you are a Higgins fan, then you'll read this book regardless, just don't be surprised that it doesn't stand out from many of his other books.
So what's the recommendation overall. If you are looking for a quick mindless read with adventure, then this is for you. If you want a book with a lot more substance and a believable adventure tale, then you need to look elsewhere.
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