Thousands of desperate people are drawn to Lourdes and its renowned Grotto when the Vatican announces that the Virgin Mary will perform another miracle cure there. Their lives are at stake... but will a miracle really occur?
"good idea, tedious dialogue"
On a state visit to Moscow, Billie Bradford, the beautiful and brilliant wife of the President of the United States, is abducted by the Soviets and replaced by Vera Vazilova, a superbly trained Russian undercover agent and actress who is the First Lady's physical double. The impostor's mission - to induce the President to reveal a U.S. secret that will drastically tip the world balance toward Russia. But one false move - whether before TV cameras or in the White House bedroom - can destroy the entire masquerade.
"The Second Lady"
Eminent Oxford don Sir Harrison Ashcroft, on the verge of proving that Hitler did not die in the bunker, is murdered in Berlin. His daughter, Emily, continues this quest. Her life is endangered but she has new and unexpected protectors: Rex Foster, researching the vainglory of Nazi architecture; Nicholas Kirvov, curator of a Soviet art museum; and Tovah Levine, Mossad agent. The four prove a tough match for a coterie of neo-Nazis conspiring to perpetuate Hitler's image and obscure the details of his death.
"Solid Conspiracy Theory"
The time is 1964. The place is the Cabinet Room of the White House. An unexpected accident and the law of succession have just made Douglass Dilman the first black President of the United States. This is the theme of what was surely one of the most provocative novels of the 1960s. It takes the reader into the storm center of the presidency, where Dilman, until now an almost unknown senator, must bear the weight of three burdens: his office, his race, and his private life.
"Returned, could not listen to it"
Four men obsessed with actress Sharon Fields meet in a bar one night and are soon planning her abduction. She is raped by three of the men and then forced to write a plea for ransom to her movie studio. She manges to communicate her location in the note and in the rescue, the three rapists are killed. The fourth man escapes and is soon planning a new fan club for another actress.
"this story makes no sense."
Novelist Andrew Craig has not been sober in a very long time. After losing his wife in an auto accident he believes to have been his own fault, he turned to the bottle, and to his sister-in-law, Leah, who acts as his caretaker and live-in nurse. Then, when he is awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for his novel, The Perfect State, a historical jab at communism, he heads for Stockholm, hoping to find a reason to live, and to write. The other laureates have their own problems....
Edward Armstead has lived much of his life in the shadow of his famous media lord father. When his father dies, he leaves a will that makes it nearly impossible for Edward to keep the thign he wants most - The New York Record - his father's flagship newspaper. Edward's determination to exceed his father drives him to embark on two obssesive quiests - to make the New York Reporter the number one nerwspaper in the city - and the the world - and to make his father's young mistress his own.
"excellent storyline excellent finish."
A Russian museum curator with a special interest in the paintings of Adolph Hitler acquires a painting that included a modification completed in 1952: the artist - Adolf Hitler. A prominent historian is mysteriously killed while in the final stages of research for his latest book: A biography of Adolf Hitler. An American architect preparing a book on the architecture of the Third Reich discovers plans for a seventh bunker - its actual construction undocumented, its location unspecified.
Based on the Kinsey reports, in which Dr. Alfred Kinsey conducted interviews with thousands of men and women on their sexual habits, Irving Wallace's blockbuster novel The Chapman Report concerns the interviewing of a number of society ladies from a community in California known only as "The Briars". These interviews, intended to extract data for a book on the sexual habits of married women, lead the listener on a trail through the lives and loves of several very different women, and the men in their lives.
"Long, complicated, yet worth a second listen"
In his most powerful and provocative novel to date, master storyteller Irving Wallace turns his incomparable talents to the world of sex therapy. Erotically charged, compassionate, and suspenseful, The Celestial Bed explores the way people make love in postsexual-revolution America. Dr. Arnold Freeberg is a courageous, pioneering sex therapist whose dedication to his patients and the principles of his profession prompt him to step outside the law and utilize the most effective tool of all in combating sexual dysfunctions - sex surrogates.
They came into the world as one - inseparably tied together at their chests - yet they were two. They became world celebrities, American citizens, married two native-born Southern sisters, and between them fathered 21 children, while acquiring respectable status as landowners, famers, slave owners, and pillars of their local community. "They" were the famous, the first, the original Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng.
U.S. President Matthew Underwood is dangerously indifferent to his job until he meets the female head of tiny Lampang, falls in love, and becomes mired in Lampang's internal politics when the affair topples by the hand of a jealous First Lady and a nosy reporter.