The four most powerful women in Washington are at the top of their political game.... What could possibly go wrong?
Charlotte Kramer, America's first female president, is beginning her second term and is determined to make her mark on history - though events do seem to be conspiring against her. Melanie Kingston, her best friend, just signed on as secretary of defense. Will their relationship survive? Dale Smith is the senior communications advisor to the vice president and knows a secret that could not only ruin her own career, but put the credibility of the White House on the line. Tara Meyers is the most popular vice president in recent history, but does her public image match her private life?
When a classified terror threat is made public, all the weaknesses of this presidency are laid bare and with the country's safety at stake, someone in the White House isn't taking any chances.
From the best-selling author of Eighteen Acres comes a novel with a true insider's look at the lives of Washington's political elite. It's Classified reveals the intrigue and drama that go on behind the closed doors of the White House and opens up a world few have access to.
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By Dubi on 09-06-14
Palin By Comparison
If you could sum up It's Classified in three words, what would they be?
It's Sarah Palin (in case you didn't already know).
If you’ve listened to books by Nicolle Wallace before, how does this one compare?
Didn't listen to 18 Acres, the first novel in this series, but I read it print. It's Complicated is certainly more interesting because of the Palin connection -- in case you didn't already know, Nicole Wallace worked directly with Palin during her 2008 vice presidential campaign, not a pleasant experience for either woman, and the veep candidate in the book is based on Palin.
But 18 Acres has a stronger story and better characterizations overall, and a better treatment of the theme of women at the highest level of politics and journalism. This sequel gets a little too bogged down in the Palin comparison, and the story suffers as a result. Listen to 18 Acres first, since it is a direct precursor with all the same characters, and then move on to It's Complicated.
What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?
Good straightforward performance.
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By Amanda on 27-10-11
Not the best, but completely satisified.
This story is the second in the series, and fair warning - I did not read the first book, so that could perhaps affect my outlook. That being said, I really enjoyed this book.
GOOD THINGS - I liked that the VP was represented sympathetically overall, and that the situation wasn't overblown to the point of being unrealistic; she has problems, but they weren't so crazy that you were distracted thinking "this could never happen". The book doesn't in my opinion lean in any particular political direction, it just shows the inner working of DC - which I found interesting and enjoyable.
SMALL ISSUES - Sometimes it seemed like the writing style was a little amateur, in the sense that sentence structure was more formal than most people typically use in conversation, and there were times that I noticed that and it pulled me away from the story a little bit.
The narration was solid, and while I suspected a certain turn that might occur at the end of the book, it kept me guessing on if I was right or not, so that was enjoyable. Overall, I would recommend this book; if the synopsis looked interesting to you, then most likely your instincts were right. Hope you enjoy it!
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