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Blowback

By: James Patterson
Narrated by: Zachary Webber,Erin Bennett
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He's America's most brilliant president ever. He's also a psychopath.

US president Keegan Barrett swept into office on his success as director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with a deadly motive: Revenge.

President Barrett personally orders Special Agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. As CIA agents they've sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all threats, both foreign and domestic.

When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that's where the blowback begins.

©2022 James Patterson (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent—which is what Jim has, in spades." (Lee Child)

"It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer.... Simply put: nobody does it better." (Jeffery Deaver)

"The master storyteller of our times." (Hillary Rodham Clinton)

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Could it happen?

A rogue president, it couldn’t happen could it? If it had not been for the period between January 2017 and January 2021 in the US I would have dismissed this book without a second thought. A paranoid president in the White House uses two CIA operatives as unauthorised assassins targeting President Keegan Barrett’s enemies both foreign and domestic.The plot though a bit of a stretch prompts the though, what if?

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Pulp. Truth is currently stranger or at least more compelling and thrilling than this weak fiction.

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Blowback

Another excellent read. Totally different from his crime books which I’m an avid fan of. Highly recommended.

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  • 12-10-22

Scary

I loved the book. It scares me to think that this could actually happen. I hope regulations are in place to prevent this

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  • 25-09-22

Narration excellent

That’s it . Trite and boring.very disappointing. Save your credit.as this is not Patterson novel at his best.