Satiric account of a white house scandal reminding us of the Clinton era - funny, part thriller, light and enjoyable.
This was a fun vacation read and a pretty entertaining send-up on politics, media, and the law.
Buckley is the best, and this effort doesn't dissapoint. His razor sharp wit and smart take on Washington are legendary, and make for a wonderful read.
Very funny - typical Buckley biting humor!
a novel which is legal thriller/political humor and wickedly funny about sexual excesses
This is a very entertaining book and quick to read. I had a hard time putting it down.
Very satirical and extremely funny book.
A quirky, fun, read!
This writer is among the funniest around. If making fun of lawyers gives you pleasure, this is the book for you. Buckley also wrote Thank You For Smoking, which was made into a movie. I've now read 3 of his novels, and have been delighted with all 3.
First Lady, Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, is charged with killing her philandering husband after he is found dead in bed. It so happens that earlier that evening he had spent time in bed with his mistress, Babette. After a bedroom fight, the First Lady allegedly hurled a spittoon at him, with tragic results, or were they? Beth is put on trial for assassinating the president. She hires "Shameless" Baylor, her former boyfriend as her attorney. As the story twists and turns it gets funnier and more entertaining. What's to become of the First Lady? Is she really the killer or has she been set-up?
This is first-rate humor from an author who knows how to entertain his readers and keep them begging for more. highly recommended.
Given the current political crap going on, this was really nice... sometimes you hear that fact is funnier than fiction, but I dunno, this was very very funny. Buckley is probably the best political satire fiction writer I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
The sad part? I can totally see some of these things happening for real - *laugh*
This book is a very witty satire that looks at the legal system and the media. I loved the "What if" aspect of the First Lady on trial for accidentally killing her husband after he cheated on her in the Lincoln bedroom and now being brought in the Trial of the Millennium, she has to prove that she did not assassinate the President! It reminded me not only of the Clinton error, but also the media mayhem of the O.J. Simpson trial.
Political mystery, good characterization.
Typical Buckley. Very funny actually kept me up late reading with it's twists and turns. I will look forward to his next adventure.
From the cover: Elizabeth McMann, the ambitious First Lady of the U.S. (and known in the tabloids as "Lady Bethmac"), is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school - now the most shameless defense attorney in America. Published to rave reviews, this is a hilariously warped love story for our time set in the funniest place in America: Washington, DC.