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Book Title: The Second Lady|
The author of the book: Irving Wallace
ISBN 13: 9780752999722
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 312 KB
Edition: PT. Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Date of issue: May 1st 1997
Reader ratings: 6.8
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I read The Second Lady long long ago. But the book was missing the last few pages and after that initial torment of not being able to find out, I have managed to live all this while without knowing what happened the moment they stepped off the plane. And somehow after all these years, something made me want to find out.
Maybe it is not 'cool' to say that you like Irving Wallace and such these days, you got to be snooty and like authors like to be with it. But hey, I like my masala and I will not lie.
A classic USA-USSR thriller. The Soviets embark on an unbelievable plan to replace the American First Lady with a look alike, an actress with a strong resemblance who has been tweaked to perfection over the past three years. The replacement happens and the pages turn themselves. It is a USA-USSR game, so you already know who will win. But how they win is what makes it a page turner. The Soviets are ugly, potato nosed people. Their First Lady is fat and housewife-looking. Their food is vomituous, their alcohol is bitter. Americans on the other hand are handsome and glamourous.They are sexy and clever. But ofcourse. There is a half-American KGB agent whose loyalties lie with the Soviets but heart lies with the Americans. A lot of twists, turns, mind games and sex later the book ends in a nailbiting climax.
It was written in 1980, so you can't read it with an internet age mindset. But the plot unravels so smoothly and there aren't too many loopholes that make you roll your eyes.
The sore point between the Russians and Americans in this book is a small uranium rich African country called Boende. And today, when Russia and America are at it again,unfriending each other over Crimea, this book makes it seem like nothing has actually changed in the world.
Read information about the authorIrving Wallace was an American bestselling author and screenwriter. His extensively researched books included such page-turners as The Chapman Report (1960), about human sexuality; The Prize (1962), a fictional behind-the-scenes account of the Nobel Prizes; The Man, about a black man becoming president of the U.S. in the 1960s; and The Word (1972), about the discovery of a new gospel.
Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois. Wallace grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was the father of Olympic historian David Wallechinsky and author Amy Wallace.
Wallace began selling stories to magazines when he was a teenager. In World War II Wallace served in the Frank Capra unit in Fort Fox along with Theodor Seuss Geisel - more popularly known as Dr Seuss - and continued to write for magazines. He also served in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force. In the years immediately following World war II Wallace became a Hollywood screenwriter. He collaborated on such films as The West Point Story (1950), Split Second (1953),and Meet Me at the Fair (1953).
After several years in Hollywood, he devoted himself full-time to writing books. Wallace published 33 books during his lifetime.
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