I was surprised that I enjoyed reading this novel. Ordinarily I eschew anything written by presidents and I am always leery of best selling authors like Patterson, but I thought the story was fast paced and as good as any cybertech thriller I've read. While the book's political views may seem onerous at times, and the "president's" speeches are as much fun as watching C-span, that rhetoric is pretty sparse in the book. Those that take offense to the politics probably brought that to the table when they decided to read it and not enjoy it. I have read a lot of dreck with lone heroes against the evils trying to end all things American, and most of that is decidedly Republican conservative leaning, but if the plot carries the book and not the politics, I consider them readable to a fan of the genre like I am. This novel fares well in that field.