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      Shall We Tell The President?

      by Jeffrey Archer
      Our price: LBP 54,195 / $ 36.13Available
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      • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
      • Publishing date: 30/12/2008
      • Language: English
      • ISBN-13: 9780312933517
      • ISBN: 0312933517

      Synopsis

      After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane’s has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life.

      The FBI investigates thousands of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination attempt. One hour later, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are dead. The lone survivor: FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews. Now, only he knows when the killers will strike. But how can he alone unravel a ruthless conspiracy—in less than one week? The race to save the first woman president begins now…


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      • A good read, but not typical of Archer's work.
        From Amazon

        'Shall We Tell The President' is something a bit different from Jeffrey Archer. Instead of his usual character-driven epics, we're treated to a lean, taut political thriller involving the potential assassination of US President Florentyna Kane. First, a clarification: 'Shall We Tell The President' was Archer's second book, written before 'Kane And Abel' and 'The Prodigal Daughter'. However, he later updated it to incorporate the events of those two books, namely Florentyna becoming the first female President of the United States. Apart from some editing to incorporate her character and life story, it's pretty much the same as the original, but note that the new edition does give away some spoilers and plot points from both `Kane..' and `Prodigal...'. This is a highly readable book; well-paced and fast-moving. There is not much explicit action, but there is certainly plenty of intrigue, and several unexpected deaths. Archer draws on his own political experience and knowledge to portray the lives of politicians, the workings of Congress, and the difficulties in passing the controversial bill that forms the backdrop of the novel. This bill provides a reasonable motive for the various suspects, although you might question whether killing the President is the best way to achieve their aim (wouldn't public sympathy side overwhelmingly with Florentyna's cause if she were killed?). The characterisation is a little shallow, but sufficient. Mark Andrews is the young, resourceful hero who is equally at home jumping in front of bullets, conducting painstaking political research, or charming the pants off the lovely Elizabeth Dexter. Dr Dexter isn't a particularly important character in her own right, but has an essential connection to Andrews' investigation. The combination of his personal and professional pursuit of Elizabeth adds an interesting element to the story. Unusually, the antagonists remain quite mysterious and elusive even at the very end of the novel, with one appearing to having made a successful getaway. In all, this is a very good read, albeit a little different from some of Archer's other works. Along with `Not A Penny More...', it's probably the best place to start before tackling some of Archer's more epic works.

      • Great Book!!
        From Amazon

        great book from Start to finish!! It was in great condition and also shipped fast! What i like about this writer, he writes in such a manner that makes you not want to put this book down!

      • A SOLID THRILLER...
        From Amazon

        This is an updated version of one of the author's earlier novels. First published in the nineteen seventies, the book caused some of controversy in its time, because the premise of the book revolved around an assasination plot against a newly sworn in President Edward Kennedy. In this updated version, the newly sworn in president is a woman, Florentyna Kane. When FBI Agent Mark Andrews finds himself to be the last man standing, he suddenly is made the point man for a very real plot to assassinate the president in less than a week's time. The problem is that the trail leads to Capitol Hill. Can Agent Brown discover who the mastermind is in time to thwart the plot? The author weaves a suspenseful, interesting story that will hold the attention of the reader. There are enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Those who like cloak and dagger thrillers will most definitely enjoy this book.

      • Archer is awesome, but this one was just o.k.
        From Amazon

        Jeffrey Archer is one of the greatest authors around, however, this is an oldie and just o.k. the story moves quickly, it is a short book, but clearly not nearly his best....

      • Entertaining!
        From Amazon

        This book moves! From the first word right down to the last. The FBI catches wind of a plot to assasinate the 43rd U.S. President, and through investigating the validity of the threat things go terribly wrong. Lives are lostv along the pursuit of the truth, but the question is-is one of those the Presidents'?

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