The Guest Of Honor
by Irving Wallace
If he had been just another married man, and she a beautiful woman…it would have been just a passionate affair. But he was the president. MATT UNDERWOOD President of the United States, a man about to risk his office…and his life for love. ALICE UNDERWOOD The First Lady, a former Miss America whose lies could kill an affair or cause a world crisis. NOY SANG Ruler of a small nation, a woman so lovely that a president could do the unthinkable…and the forbidden…to have her. HY HASKEN Investigative reporter, he was after the story of his career illicit love, powerful alliances, and murder. RAMAGE CIA director, his covert operations might be in America’s interest…or they might be deadly games of power. Once in a century a great and dangerous love can change the course of history. This was such a love.
About The Author
Irving Wallace was an American bestselling author and screenwriter. His extensively researched books included such page-turners as The Chapman Report (1960), about human sexuality; The Prize (1962), a fictional behind-the-scenes account of the Nobel Prizes; The Man, about a black man becoming president of the U.S. in the 1960s; and The Word (1972), about the discovery of a new gospel.
Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois. Wallace grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was the father of Olympic historian David Wallechinsky and author Amy Wallace.
Wallace began selling stories to magazines when he was a teenager. In World War II Wallace served in the Frank Capra unit in Fort Fox along with Theodor Seuss Geisel – more popularly known as Dr Seuss – and continued to write for magazines. He also served in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force. In the years immediately following World war II Wallace became a Hollywood screenwriter. He collaborated on such films as The West Point Story (1950), Split Second (1953),and Meet Me at the Fair (1953).
After several years in Hollywood, he devoted himself full-time to writing books. Wallace published 33 books during his lifetime.