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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.
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.
Mariah Stewart's style of writing keeps her readers wanting to stay up all night to finish the book.
There is never a dull moment in her stories and always believable.
"The President's Daughter" wasnt a bad book,but it wasnt great either. The characters had absolutely no chemistry. Read morePublished on March 1 2004 by M. I.
The dialog was stiff, the chemistry between the two main characters non-existent,and the book could have been reduced by 90 or 100 pages and still told the story.Published on Dec 10 2002 by mahikahn
I got this on a whim. I enjoy fictional stories about conspiracy at high levels, this seemed like a good fit. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2002
...I suppose the characters are nice enough, if implausible, and I did want to see them end up together. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2002
A light read that was rather slow; likeable characters; requires great suspension of disbelief. No real suspense.Published on Aug. 14 2002 by Lazy Day Gardener
Mariah Stewart has ventured off her path and found a new way to make the reader salivate for more! I enjoyed every word of the book and found myself unable to turn the pages... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2002
Struggling novelist Simon Keller is surprised when he receives a call from an old college professor asking him to lunch... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2002 by MimmiB