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Publisher's Summary

Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer keeps the pace sizzling in this final installment in the Kane and Abel trilogy. Shall We Tell the President? is a daring political thriller where treason and betrayal threaten to topple an American dynasty.
After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane 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....
©2013 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
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By Simone on 10-20-13

Why is this Book 3?

I really enjoyed this book (it was better than Book 2) but I’m having a hard time seeing it as Book 3 of a trilogy.

It’s a story of a rookie FBI agent who discovers a plot to assassinate the president and in a race against time he must uncover who is behind it and stop the plot. The president just happens to be Florentyna Kane and therefore this is supposed to be seen as another instalment in the Kane and Abel series? That’s a weak tether – you could have plunked any name in there and there would have been zero impact in the plot of this book. It’s really just a cameo appearance by a character of the series.

It’s a good book in it’s own right, if the idea was to link it to the series in order to increase the amount of likely readers, it was not necessary. I’ve read enough Jeffery Archer books that I pick them up because he is the author, not necessarily because it’s more of the same story.

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By M. S. Cohen on 01-14-14

Recorded in 2013, but WRITTEN in 1977

It's not a terrible book, but not great. But I spent a long time at the top of the book trying to understand why FBI agents always carried 20 quarters for pay phones. And no one seemed to include Reagan as part of Presidential assasination history.

God, things have really changed since 1977. And much of the book feels dated because of it. Even the plot against the President is dated.

Also, I wish someone was a little more careful with details of the recording. Senator Birch Bayh name was pronounced "Bye" not "Bay."

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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