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I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not the most profound linguist nor the most passionate of readers and I don’t pretend to know what makes a good book nor a bad book. I know what works for me.

James Patterson has been someone who I can follow easily in his books, they enable me to think and at least relate in some cerebral level to his work. I decided that I was going to give it a go and try the President is Missing. Part of my thought process was Bill Clinton helped write, so it might have some accuracy, with this and my passion for history I gave it a go.

The book at its core level follows two patterns that I see, short chapters which give you a sense of accomplishment.Following that it doesn’t pander to over-explaining-Short and Concise!

We follow the President as he’s running a secret “circle of six” investigation, a terrorist from the Sons of Jihad has installed a virus that would inevitably wipe out all the data in the world. Thus rendering all financial data and personal information obsolete.

Being in the technical field I can tell you this is always a fear, we rely so heavily on computers that what happens if, in fact, it does fall to shit? How do we survive? Almost reminded me of Die Hard when they brought in the Fire Sale! Sans Hans Grueber.

While most of this you can find in any dust jacket or good reads page, what I’ll tell you from my perspective is that Augie the loveable Russian hacker who befriends the president, I heard a Russian accent when he talked, almost like Colossus in Deadpool, which was an excitable part in my life. I’ve had few books that have given me that chill. We follow the President through the predictable turns and Batcave entrances in the White House.

For any History nerd, this is the bee’s knees, while I won’t spoil anything, seeing how the President had a secret commission and left the White House unknown was a page-turner. It combined a Thriller sense with a sense of humanity. I felt loss when characters died, and pain when I didn’t get to the part I wanted, IE Short Chapters.

The ending in itself is not what I expected, I’m the type of person who tries to figure out the ending vs waiting for it to happen, but this was a double whammy. The old switcheroo so to speak, you think it’s one but it plays to the other. At the end of this book I put the dust jacket on and breathed a sigh of relief but a pain of wanting more.

The world very well may be safe from Cyber Terrorists this day.

 

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Charleston Visit 2018

The last time I planned to go to Charleston with my wife I miraculously dislocated my foot.

Now I got to enjoy the vast array of Charleston with Darren (close friend) Carole and myself.

Charleston sunrise

These were taken at the Battery.

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5 months of living with Grey’s Anatomy.

317 Episodes completes average binge 3 a day. This was my life with my wife, for about 5 months.

I could tell you that this was all her doing but me personally, I started binging before she got hooked. #couplestherapy

We learned more from Meredith and the crew at Grey Sloan then anything else. I have to give my hats off to Shonda Rhimes she can write some drama. 🙂

One of the biggest things I learned was that life be trumps all, you can’t decide who your family is. And never forget who your person is. Each episode we identified with a different person and their situation.

That’s what makes the show so gripping.

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