The Second Lady Author:Irving Wallace Billie Bradford, the brilliant and beautiful wife of the President of the United States, is on a state visit to Moscow when she is abducted by the Soviets, and Vera Vavilova, a superbly trained Russian undercover agent and actress who is the First Lady's physical double, is put in her place. — The imposter's mission is to induce the President to ... more »reveal a U.S. secret that will drastically tip the world balance toward Russia. But she must move carefully, knowing that one false move can destroy her masquerade, whether at the breakfast table, before the TV cameras--or in the White House bedroom. Meanwhile, in Moscow, the real Billie Bradford, terrified, embarks on her own program of deception, desperately seeking ways to escape, daringly leading a Soviet intelligence officer astray in the most intimate area of her married life, an area about which the Russians could not possibly have any information.
Two women, each playing a treacherous game in a foreign land, each taking a desperate gamble in the arms of the other's lover--hauntingly mirrorlike heroines inexorably propelled toward a face-to-face confrontation of unbearable tension and a totally unpredictable, stunning, and shocking climax.« less