In this book, Charlotte Kramer is the forty-fifth President of the United States. She decides to do something that no President has done before her, and allows a news team to follow her and her top staff for a day. Of course this is a novel so this day will turn out to be like no other. Unbelievably, five major attacks occur on US soil. A cruise ship, two airports and the National Mall, home to the Smithsonian Institute in D. C. are all besieged. Her Secretary of Defense and Press Secretary support the President while reassuring the country, but somehow personal issues get in the way.
This story is well written and certainly keeps the reader involved. There is a great deal of focus on personal issues surrounding the women, and it reads more like a woman's novel than a true political thriller. It is certainly character driven, and I love an author who makes characters come to life for me. I also enjoyed watching how things developed in the White House and found myself wondering how much of this is truly accurate.
As a political thriller junky, at times I found Madam President almost too personalized, but it was a fun read that Sandra Brown readers are sure to enjoy.
Publisher - Atria/ Emily Bestler Books
Date of Publication - April 28,2015