Shall We Tell the President?

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After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane’s 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 ...

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Overview

After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane’s 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…

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Library Journal

The FBI has six days to stop a plot to assassinate the President in this title originally published in 1977 as a stand-alone thriller and refashioned in 1987 to complete No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Archer's "Kane and Abel" trilogy. The narration is by Audie Award winner Lorelei King (Tallgrass), who also read the last entry in this series, The Prodigal Daughter(Jeff Harding read the first; abridged recordings of all three are available from Macmillan Audio). King performs expressively, adding just the right amount of excitement to the story. The abridgment is skillfully executed; it is impossible to tell where material has been omitted. Highly recommended.
—Ilka Gordon

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“King performs expressively, adding just the right amount of excitement to the story.” – Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061013706
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/1999
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.71 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

Biography

Few contemporary writers can lay claim to as many career highs and lows as Jeffrey Archer -- bestselling novelist, disgraced politician, British peer, convicted perjurer, and former jailbird. And whether you view his misfortunes as bad luck or well-deserved comeuppance depends largely on how you feel about this gregarious, fast-talking force of nature.

Born in London and raised in Somerset, Archer attended Wellington School and worked at a succession of jobs before being hired to teach Physical Education at Dover College. He gained admission to Brasenose College at Oxford, where he distinguished himself as a first-class sprinter and a tireless promoter, famously inveigling the Beatles into supporting a fundraising drive he spearheaded on behalf of the then-obscure charity Oxfam.

After leaving Oxford, Archer continued work as a fundraiser and ran successfully for political office. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1969 but was forced to step down in 1974 when he lost his fortune in a fraudulent investment scheme. He turned to writing in order to stave off bankruptcy. His first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, was published in 1976 and became an instant hit. It was followed, in quick succession, by a string of bestsellers, including his most famous novel, Kane and Abel (1979), which was subsequently turned into a blockbuster CBS-TV miniseries.

On the strength of his literary celebrity, Archer revived his political career in 1985, serving as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The following year he was forced to resign over a scandal involving payment to a London prostitute. (He admitted paying the money, but denied vehemently that it was for sex.) In 1987, he sued a British tabloid for libel and was awarded damages in the amount of 500,000 pounds.

Despite the adverse publicity, Queen Elizabeth (acting on the advice of Prime Minister John Major) awarded Archer a life peerage in 1992. The Conservative Party selected him to run for Mayor of London in the 2000 election, but he withdrew from the race when perjury charges were brought against him in the matter of the 1987 libel trial. In 2001, he was convicted and served half of a four-year prison term. (He turned the experience into three bestselling volumes of memoir!) Since his release, Lord Archer has expressed no interest in returning to public office, choosing instead to concentrate on charity work and on his writing career.

Controversy has dogged Archer most of his adult life. Claims still circulate that he falsified his paperwork to gain entrance to Oxford; and, at various other times, he has been accused of shoplifting, padding expenses, insider trading, misappropriation of funds, and financing a failed coup d'état against a foreign government. Needless to say, all this has kept him squarely in the sights of the British tabloids.

Yet, for all the salacious headlines and in spite of lukewarm reviews, Archer remains one of Britain's most popular novelists. His books will never be classified as great literature, but his writing is workmanlike and he has never lost his flair for storytelling. In addition to his novels, he has also written short stories and plays. Clearly, in "art," as in life, Jeffrey Archer has proved himself an affable survivor.

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Archer was once a competitive runner and represented Great Britain in international competition.

Regarding the sex scandal that ultimately landed her husband in prison, Lady Mary Archer, the author's wife of 35 years, told reporters that she was "cross" with her husband but that "we are all human and Jeffrey manages to be more human than most. I believe his virtues and talents are also on a larger scale."

The prison where Archer was transferred for carrying out his perjury sentence in October 2001 is a "low security" jail on the Lincolnshire coast, a facility known for raising high-quality pork. According to one authority, "It is considered to be a cushy little place."

After his "fall from grace," Archer counted former Conservative PMs Margaret Thatcher and John Major among his many loyal supporters.

In the 1980s, Archer and his wife, Mary, purchased the Old Vicarage, Grantchester, a house associated with the poet Rupert Brooke.
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    1. Hometown:
      London and the Old Vicarage, Grantchester
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 15, 1940
    1. Education:
      Attended Brasenose College, Oxford, 1963-66. Received a diploma in sports education from Oxford Institute

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Chapter One

Tuesday afternoon, 20 January

12:26 P.M.

"I, Florentyna Kane, do solemnly swear..."

"I, Florentyna Kane, do solemnly swear..."

"...that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States..."

"...that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States..."

"...and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God."

"...and will to, the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the united States. So help me God."

Her hand still resting on the Douay Bible, the forty-third President smiled at the First Gentleman. It was the end of one struggle and the begining of another. Florentyna Kane knew about struggles. Her first struggle had been to be elected to Congress, then the Senate and finally four years later when she had become the first woman Vice President of the United States. After a fierce primary campaign, she had only narrowly managed to defeat Senator Ralph Brooks on the fifth ballot at the Democratic National Convention in June. In November she survived an even fiercer battle with the Republican candidate, a former congressman from New York. Florentyna Kane was elected President by 105,000 votes, a mere one per cent, the smallest margin in American history, smaller even than the 118,000 that John F. Kennedy had gained over Richard Nixon back in 1960.

While the applause died down, the President waited for the twenty-one-gun salute to come to an end. Florentyna Kane cleared her throat and facedfifty thousand attentive citizens on the Capitol Plaza and two hundred million more somewhere out there beyond the television transmitters. There was no need today for the blankets and heavy coats which normally accompanied these occasions. The weather was unusually mild for late January, and the crowded grassy area facing the cast front of the Capitol, although soggy, was no longer white from the Christmas snow.

"Vice President Bradley, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Reagan, Reverend clergy, fellow citizens."

The First Gentleman looked on, smiling occasionally to himself as he recognised some of the words and phrases he had contributed to his wife's speech.

Their day had begun at about 6:30 A.M. Neither had slept very well after the splendid pre-Inaugural concert given in their honor the previous evening. Florentyna Kane had gone over her presidential address for the final time, underlining the salient words in red, making only minor changes.

When she rose that morning, Florentyna wasted no time in selecting a blue dress from her wardrobe. She pinned on the tiny brooch her-first husband, Richard, had given her just before he had died.

Every time Florentyna wore that brooch she remembered him; how he had been unable to catch the plane that day because of a strike by maintenance' workers but stiff hired a car to be sure he could be by Florentyna's side when she addressed the Harvard commencement.

I Richard never did hear that speech, the one Newsweek described as a launching pad for the Presidency-because by the time she had reached the hospital he was dead.

She snapped back into the real world of which she was the most powerful leader on earth. But stiff without enough power to bring Richard back. Florentyna checked herself in the mirror. She felt confident. After all, she had already been President for nearly two years, since the unexpected death of President Parkin. Historians would be surprised to discover that she had learned of the President's death while trying to sink a four-foot putt against her oldest friend and future husband, Edward Winchester.

They had both stopped their match when the helicopters had circled overhead. When one of them had landed a Marine Captain had jumped out and run towards her, saluted and said, "Madam President, the President is dead." Now the American people had confirmed that they were willing to continue living with a woman in the White House. For the first time in its history, the United States had elected a woman to the most coveted position in its political life in her own right. She glanced out of the bedroom window at the broad placid expanse of the Potomac River, glinting in the early-morning sunlight.

She left the bedroom and went straight to the private dining-room where her husband Edward was chatting to her children William and Annabel. Florentyna kissed all three of them before they sat down to breakfast.

They laughed about the past and talked about the future but when the dock struck eight the President left them to go to the Oval Office. Her Chief of Staff, Janet Brown, was sitting outside in the corridor waiting for her.

"Good morning, Madam President."

"Good morning, Janet. Everything under control?" She smiled at her.

"I think so, Madam."

"Good. Why don't you run MY day as usual? Don't worry about me, I'll just follow your instructions. What do you want me to do first?"

"There are 842 telegrams and 2,412 letters but they will have to wait, except for the Heads of State. I'll have replies ready for them by twelve o'clock."

"Date them today, they'll like that, and I'll sign every one of them as soon as they are ready."

"Yes" Madam., I also have your schedule. You start the official day with coffee at eleven with the former Presidents, Reagan and Carter, there you will be driven to the Inauguration. After the Inauguration, you'll attend a luncheon at the Senate before reviewing the Inaugural Parade in front of the White House."

Janet Brown passed her a sheaf of three-by-five index cards, stapled together, as she had done for fifteen years since she joined her staff when Florentyna had first been elected to Congress.They summarized the President's hour-by-hour shedule. ; there was rather less on them than usual. Florentyna glanced. over the cards, and dunked her Chief of Staff Edward Winchester appeared at the door. He smiled as he always did, with a mixtrue of love and admiration, when she turned towards him. She had never once regretted her almost impulsive decision to marry him after the eighteenth...

Shall We Tell the President?. Copyright © by Jeffrey Archer. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted August 17, 2012

    Highly recommend

    I love all the Archer books. This writer knows how to weave history around his story line. It will grab you and keep you turning the pages and wanting to know the outcome but also at the same time not wanting the story to end. He endears his characters to his readers so that the readers care what happens to them. I recommend reading the Prodigal Daughter first so you know the background and the characters better to understand the story. The book Kane and Abel is also a book that should be read before both of the above. Archer never disappoints the reader. I also loved the Sins of the Father series.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    AMONG MY FAVORITE AUTHORS. NEVER TRY TO OUT GUESS HIM.

    THIS BOOK WILL KEEP YOU IN SUSPENSE UNTIL THE VERY END. YOU WILL KEEP TRYING TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THE WRITER AND THEN FIND YOU WERE WAY OFF BASE. I HAVE READ ALL OF JEFFREY ARCHER'S BOOKS TO DATE AND WILL ANXIOUSLY AWAIT THE NEXT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL WHO ENJOY THRILLERS.

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    Posted October 3, 2011

    Great Book

    I thought this was a good book. Enjoyed it very much.

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Another hit! Archer is a superb storyteller!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Another winner by Jeffrey Archer

    I'm a Jeffrey Archer fan and have read 99% of his books. This was a bit different from some of his others, but still his usual good story-telling.
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and did not put it down very often.

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    I would recommend this book to anyone that has enjoyed reading any of Jeffrey Archer's other books, (or if it would be your first one of his)! It had been a long time since I had read his other book "Prodigal Daughter", that it took my daughter to show me the connection between the President in "Shall we tell..." and Able's daughter from the Kane and Able and Prodigal Daughter books. Very good book. Don't miss out!

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    "Shall We Tell The President" by Jeffrey Archer was the first book I ever read from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. I read while on vacation in Israel in 1981 while visiting Mt. Masada and floating in the Dead Sea.

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    The countdown to tell or not to tell the President is a trilling plot.

    A continuing story from Jeffrey Archer's book "Kane & Abel". Kane's daughter, Florentyna Kane, becomes the first woman president of the United States. An assassination plot is in the making, and FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews is trying his best to unravel this conspiracy in just one week.
    The plot is daring and shows the reader how every president is under the gun. Assassination plots are in the hundreds and the FBI must unravel which of them are real.
    After being tipped off about this plot against the new president, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are murdered. Mark Andrew's is now the lone man who must save the president.
    The reader must go through the thrilling pace of this plot to find out if
    "Shall We Tell the President" is finalized.

    Cherry Blossom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001

    An excellent political shocker.

    An extremely good book. Lets you enter the life of an over-worked F.B.I. agent for a week. A few slow spots but nothing to complain about. Excellent mystery.

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