Irving Wallace, in this novel, keeps one gripped throughout and until the end. This is a fictitious story about the hideously clever political work of the KGB in Soviet Union by placing the Second Lady and kidnapping the First Lady of US. It portrays the dark side of Politics, and how cleverly they succeed in their plan. The plan is to know the secrets of Mr. President of the US by instilling one of their agents in the White House who could be the closest to the President of the US and then to rule the world once they are aware of the secrets. [BR]The Author gives the reader not just another story to tell but also an insight into Moscow, Russia, by taking the reader around to the tourist attractions there. Also the difference between the individual ruling governments could be seen here as US being Democratic and the USSR being Communistic. The Author brilliantly paints the images in one’s mind by not failing to give the tit-bits of every single scenario and keeps the reader hooked on to the story. The Author characterizes all his characters to be very intelligent and sharp which makes the story all the more exiting.[BR]Nevertheless, the author very cleverly keeps the reader looking for more even after finishing the book as one feels that it’s a no-end story. At the end of the story the reader keeps on thinking whether the first lady died or survived as only Billie Bradford (the First Lady of US) knows whether is she really Billie Bradford or is she Vera Vavilova (the Second Lady).