No Way To Treat A First Lady Book Summary and Study Guide

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President Ken MacMann is a war hero, former governor, chronic philanderer and soon-to-be late leader of the free world. After midnight he returns to his White House bedroom and his wife Beth MacMann after his tryst in the Lincoln Bedroom with B-movie actress Babette Van Anka and is involved in an angry confrontation with his spouse. The President is found dead the following morning and all fingers point to the First Lady, as he is found with a bruise and the imprint of an antique spittoon on his forehead.
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The FBI, Secret Service, and newly sworn in Vice President-turned-President Harold Farkley all have axes to grind with the now former First Lady and the Attorney General has indicted her for the murder. To beat the charges leveled at her by the Department of Justice Beth MacMann realizes she needs the best lawyer money can buy, so at a whopping $1,000 per hour she hires Boyce “Shameless” Baylor. He is a four-time divorced defense lawyer who just happens to be the ex-fiancee of Beth from their Georgetown Law School days during colege, before she jilted him in favor of Ken MacMann.

With the media stalking their every move, the “Trial of the Millennium” gets underway and Baylor and Beth seem to have swayed the jury in their favor. Beth insists on taking the stand in her own defense, but not before Baylor has proposed to make her Mrs. Baylor number 5.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   use of artificial tools    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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