To Kill the President (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 04/07/2017
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He says he wants option B’
‘Which one is that?’ Kassian remembered, how could he forget, the ‘black book’, carried by the President’s personal military aide, the aide who was with him at all times, setting out the menu of options, the different target lists. He just couldn’t remember which one was B.
‘North Korea and China.’
‘Mother of God’
‘And he’s going to do it in the next sixty seconds.

The unthinkable has happened...

The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford `Mac' McNamara.

When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it's clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes.

Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and stubbornly principled, discovers an inside plot to kill the President - and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the President and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant - or commit treason against her Commander in Chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?

Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of British journalist Jonathan Freedland. Known for his pacy thrillers that reference the author’s first-hand experience of politics and modern conflict, particularly in the Middle East. His novels include: The Righteous Men, The Last Testament, The Final Reckoning and Pantheon.

'Few novels have been as urgently topical.' - Sunday Times

Read an exclusive Waterstones interview with Jonathan Freedland about his latest Sam Bourne thriller To Kill the President, his views on the current US administration and what he thinks is the future for America now.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007413720
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Ingenious ... page-turning ... drawing on The Day of the Jackal, Julius Caesar and perhaps Dr Strangelove ... few novels have been as urgently topical' - Sunday Times

'A pacy, engaging and morally serious thriller that offers no easy answers on the limits of loyalty and dissent within a democracy' - Guardian

'A Day of the Jackal for these dizzying times' - Ian Rankin

'A cracking read' - Piers Morgan

'Couldn't be more relevant if it tried. Bloody terrifying' - The Pool

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“Who is to be Trusted ?”

This is a fast moving political thriller.
The United States has a new volatile President. Maggie Costello worked for the previous President who she respected and admired. Maggie has her own personal views on this new... More

Paperback edition
15th September 2017
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“A Brilliant Revival of the Political Thriller”

The thriller writer Sam Bourne, the nom de plume of the journalist Jonathan Freedland has revived the political thriller with this brilliant outing To Kill the President. Especially when the President in this book... More

Paperback edition
23rd July 2017
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Trevor

“A few aimless hours?”

An average thriller certainly not worth my time in a detailed review! Sam Costello discovers a plot to assassinate the president (who sounds very like a heavy set man with wavy blonde hair and a model wife!) what... More

Paperback edition
2nd September 2017
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