Blowback - James Patterson & Brendan DuBois


By James Patterson & Brendan DuBois

  • Release Date: 2022-09-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 993 Ratings


A brilliant American president is also a psychopath. He has his finger on the red button. And he’s about to start a world war with our most dangerous enemy. Put your finger on the order button. Push it to read James Patterson’s best and scariest novel yet. 

“Pure Patterson… Blowback asks us to imagine what would happen if a narcissistic psychopath were elected to the White House [and] to experience the terror of the world hanging in the balance at a moment when only a handful of determined patriots can save us.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post

US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences.
Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure of the president, yet they’ve sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that’s where the blowback begins.


  • Anticlimactic

    By 53837271
    Lacks an exciting ending
  • Blow Back

    By ERTldr
    Great Read! Kind of Scary when you compare the President in this novel to the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Hmm"…….".so much for realism.
  • Blow back

    By mcmountie
    It scared me because in this day and age this is so possible. Great read!
  • Couldn’t finish

    By dr golan
    Horrible read. Difficult to read to choppy And endless
  • Scary

    By RAB1952
    Hope the safeguards are now in place
  • Outstanding

    By Gary43
    Keeps you on the edge of your seat, chapter after chapter
  • Blow back

    By Bee britches
    This is obviously a five star book. in the first 1/3 of the book the authors biases were obvious against Donald Trump and the conservative political party. After we got past the first third of the book you’re writing to look for exciting and moved rapidly. I’m not sure that I’ll be reading anymore of Mr. Patterson’s books. Dr. James Roy Appleton jr
  • Joe Llewellyn

    By Gizmoejoe
    Great read. Fast thriller! Enjoyed it!
  • Riveting

    By Naplesnut
    From the beginning through the end, Blowback keeps you riveted.
  • Excellent

    By Picabo18
    This is the first Patterson book that I’ve read in many years that is truly awesome. Good pace, lot’s of characters with individual stories that all intertwine perfectly. And a great story! Keep them coming like this James. Thanks