Author(s): Christopher Buckley
American President Ken MacMann is discovered dead in his bed, and there's only one possible suspect. His wife. The media have never liked First Lady Beth MacMann - 'Lady Beth Mac' to her enemies - and now they're about to have a field day. Because in the midst of a bedroom spat, Beth allegedly hurled an historic Paul Revere spittoon at her philandering husband, with tragic results. And not just for the spittoon. With the Attorney General having no statutory choice but to charge her with assassination, Beth turns to defence attorney Boyce 'Shameless' Baylor: Boyce, the man who broke the $1,000 an hour, the sound barrier of legal billing; Boyce the man who'll represent anyone if the money is right - traitors, terrorists, even fellow lawyers. Why Boyce? Because Beth loved him once, when they were law students. And Boyce loved her too, until she decided to marry the future president instead. Now, after all these years, Boyce has a golden chance to win her back. But lose, and the love of his life will become the First Lady of Death Row instead . . .