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The President Is Missing (novel)

The President Is Missing is a political thriller novel by former US President Bill Clinton and novelist James Patterson published in June 2018. It is Clinton's first novel. A television adaptation is being developed by Showtime; the book begins with US President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan rehearsing a potential testimony with a House of Representatives select committee. It has been discovered that the president made a phone call to Suliman Cindoruk, the leader of the cyberterrorist group Sons of Jihad, he is accused of negotiating with a terrorist, it was discovered that the president ordered an attack to stop some Ukrainian operatives in Algeria who were attempting to kill Suliman. In the attack, an American CIA operative was killed and Suliman escaped; the president's aides advise him against testifying at the hearing, believing it will only lead to impeachment proceedings. Duncan has had immune thrombocytopenia—a disease causing low platelet count—for most of his political career, the disorder has flared up again forcing him to take steroids that impair his mental ability.

Duncan meets with the Speaker of the House, the primary advocate for impeachment, unsuccessfully attempts to convey to him the strategic importance of his suspicious-looking decisions. Duncan's daughter, studying in Paris, receives a message with the code "Dark Ages" from a young Eastern European woman named Nina, she tells her father about the strange person and the message, she is requested to come back home immediately. The code word was known only to eight people, all high-ranking Cabinet or Cabinet-level officials, is the code name for a cybersecurity operation that America is running after its systems were hacked. Determined to know the source of the leak, the president invites Nina to the White House, she tells the president. In order to get the full story, he must meet with her partner, who will give him the remaining pieces of the puzzle. Nina asks Duncan to meet her partner in a stadium where a baseball game is scheduled to take place that week on a Friday; the president arrives at Nationals Park and without Secret Service protection, meets the partner, named Augie.

Meanwhile, mercenaries who were contracted by Suliman Cindoruk—a sniper known as Bach and two ground units—prepare to ambush and assassinate Nina and Augie. As Augie and the president leave the stadium, the assassin shoots and kills Nina, waiting in a van for the president and Augie, the ground units converge. Duncan, who fought in the Gulf War with the Army Rangers, takes Augie's gun and manages to shoot two members of the ground team; the arrival of the Secret Service stops the shootout, the president and Augie are extracted. The Secret Service, ignoring the president's demands, had followed him after seeing the baseball tickets while searching Nina earlier at the White House; the president's convoy heads to Virginia. Two Secret Service agents are killed in the ensuing attack, but the president is unharmed and drives off with Augie, he arrives at a safe house. He learns that Nina and Augie created and distributed a destructive computer virus for Suliman, but they left and warned the US when they realized what it would do.

The virus is scheduled to take effect the next day. In the morning, a Laboratory Response Network building in Los Angeles is destroyed in an explosion, soon after, investigators discover that a large California water treatment plant was hacked and was about to distribute contaminated water. Believing it to be a decoy, the president keeps his top cybersecurity team working on the virus threat instead of diverting them to help in California, he had arranged a covert meeting with leaders from three other major countries. The Prime Minister of Israel and the Chancellor of Germany arrive and are greeted warmly, Augie explains the full extent of Dark Ages: it is an attack that would destroy the data on every internet-connected device in the US, leaving the country vulnerable to outside attack and forcing the government to retreat from its foreign policy objectives; the President of Russia sent the Prime Minister in his place. Duncan reveals that the US military has built a rudimentary international network to maintain defensive abilities in the event of the Dark Ages virus launching.

Duncan begins to suspect his vice president of being the leaker. She is still bitter that Duncan had beat her in the primaries, she would take over as president if Duncan were impeached; the cybersecurity team, with Duncan's help, discover a way of rendering the virus ineffective, so they test it on a server at the Pentagon. This test inadvertently sets off the virus throughout the nation, but it is suspended after deleting only a few files. If the correct disable keyword is not entered in thirty minutes, Dark Ages will wipe everything out. At the same time and Suliman's other mercenaries attack again to kill Augie, but they are stopped by the Secret Service and a Marine Corps helicopter, Bach is captured. Duncan assembles his top aides to try to guess the password, at the last second his chief of staff guesses the password and disables the virus; as they return to the White House, Duncan reveals that he had earlier entered the password, which he got from text messages with the anonymous leaker recovered from Nina's phone.

Assembling his team to guess was just a ruse to lure the leaker into the light. The president confronts his chief of staff and tells her that he has evi

Byron Bonilla

Byron Bonilla Martínez is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays as a forward for Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa and the Nicaragua national team. Byron Bonilla was born in Granada, but he moved to Costa Rica along with his mother at the age of nine. During his childhood, Bonilla did not have a football education, he felt interested in practicing it when he turned sixteen. Byron played for Costa Rican LINAFA clubs like San Pablo, San Rafael, JK Sporting, he spelled a two-month period with Saprissa de Corazón of the Second Division, however he had to leave the team because of permanency issues in the country. In mid 2016, Bonilla was acquired by the Second Division team Sporting San José ahead of their inaugural season in the league, he made his official debut on 1 October in the 0−5 victory over Coto Brus. He finished his first season with eight goals. At the 2017—18 season, he became one of the leaders for the team and was awarded as the best foreign player. On 11 January 2019, signed a six-month loan deal with First Division club Municipal Grecia.

On 22 May 2019, Deportivo Saprissa announced that Bonilla joined the club on a two-year contract, on loan from Sporting San José. On 8 december 2016, Bonilla received his first call–up to the Nicaragua national team managed by Henry Duarte, he debuted on 30 December in a match against Trinidad and Tobago, as a substitution for Daniel Cadena at the beginning of the second half. On June 4, 2019, he was named to Nicaragua's final 23-man for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Individual Best foreign player of the Costa Rican Second Division: 2017–18 Best XI of the Costa Rican Second Division: 2017–18 Included on the team of the week of the Costa Rican Second Division: 2017 Apertura, weeks 4, 5, 6, 11, 18, quarter–finals second leg, semi–finals second leg. Most valuable player of the week: 2017 Apertura, week 4. Included on the team of the week of the Costa Rican Second Division: 2018 Clausura, weeks 9, quarter–finals second leg, semi–finals first and second leg. Byron Bonilla at Soccerway Byron Bonilla at National Football teams