James Patterson with Brendan DuBois: The First Lady (USA 2019)
From the Publisher:
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn't have predicted that she'd be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady with strict orders to keep it a secret.
The First Lady's absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president's affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady's finger. As Sally races against the clock to save the First Lady, she discovers evidence that leads to a troubling conclusion: could the First Lady's abductors come from inside the White House?
James Patterson with Brendan DuBois: The First Lady. Grand Central Publishing, ISBN: 9781538714959 (April, 2019), 400 p., $28.00, eBook $9.99.
James Patterson & Brendan DuBois: The First Lady (UK 2018)
From the Publisher:
As he steps out of his hotel in Atlanta with the love of his life by his side, the last thing President Tucker expects is to be greeted by the flashing cameras of the media. Or for his affair to be revealed to the world, just two weeks before the public was expected to vote him in for a second term as leader of the Free World. The President must act quickly to stop the scandal from spiralling out of control. But not before he figures out how to keep the First Lady on his side.
Grace Tucker, however, has other plans. Mortified, betrayed and deeply hurt, she heads for a safe haven outside the capital. Yet not long after she arrives, her security details loses all trace of her. The First Lady is missing - and the President must find her, before all hell breaks loose.
Agent Sally Grissom of the Secret Service is tasked with leading a covert mission to bring the First Lady back to Washington D.C., before the media catches wind of her disappearance. But as the trail runs cold, she can't help feeling that she's being watched. Someone else is searching for Grace Tucker. And if Agent Grissom doesn't find her first, the First Lady might not be alive when she does...
James Patterson & Brendan DuBois: The First Lady. One secret can bring down a government. Century, ISBN: 9781780899770 (December, 2018), 400 p., £20.00, eBook £ 12.98.