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Clinton, Patterson and June’s Seven Can’t-Miss Thrillers

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All the hype withstanding, The President is Missing (Little, Brown, Available Now), from the unlikely pairing of James Patterson and former president Bill Clinton, is an outstanding political thriller. The hero of the title, Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is the kind of president we only wished we had. Patterson and Clinton present a proactive leader willing to take matters into his own hands for the good of the nation, even if that means disappearing for a time. At the heart of his quest lies a computer virus that could take us back to the Stone Age the protagonist Duncan must disable, even as the world’s top assassin closes in on his trail. Politics aside, this is superb reading entertainment, an extraordinary…

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Allan Topol Takes on China in 13th Novel, ‘Washington Power Play’

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Author Allan Topol is at it again, this time with his latest release and 13th novel, Washington Power Play (SelectBooks, May 16, 2017). Below, Topol discusses how he chose between writing about China or Russia and what his writing has done for him personally. You don’t want to miss this Q&A with Allan Topol below. BookTrib: How is Washington Power Play timely in today’s political climate? Allan Topol: The two critical geopolitical issues at the heart of Washington Power Play are a foreign government’s interference in a U.S. Presidential election and the competition between the U.S. and China for world domination. Both of these issues are at the forefront of the news on a daily basis. With respect to foreign…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Allan Topol and The Italian Divide

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When prominent Italian banker Frederico Castiglione is murdered in an apparent jewelry robbery gone wrong, things are not what they seem. Former CIA Director Craig Page is enjoying his new life as Italian race car driver Enrico Marino―but when he hears that his friend and sponsor has been found dead, he suspects foul play. Shortly after Castiglione’s death, Italian banker Andrew Goldoni is asked to sell―or else. When he refuses, his daughter goes missing. Craig embarks on an investigation to solve the riddles underlying Castiglione’s murder and rescue Goldoni’s daughter, but the pieces don’t quite fit. The murderers are Russian, but the takeovers are based in China, and somehow Roberto Parelli, the Italian separatist candidate for President, is involved. With…

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