The Wife of the Secretary of State


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(4.5 stars; 2 reviews)

In this political thriller set at the turn of the 20th century, several lives, both of Washington insiders and those on the periphery, intersect over the issue of some stolen diplomatic papers. And what hidden secrets bind Mrs. Redmond, the wife of the Secretary of State, to the unscrupulous Count Valdmir, the Russian ambassador? Politics, power, and intrigue combine in this novel, first published in 1905. (Summary by Nullifidian)

Book coordinated by Nullifidian & M Z Spark. (9 hr 54 min)

Chapters

01 - Introduction and Chapter 1 21:16 Read by DrBeccaAnne
02 - Chapter 2 13:35 Read by DrBeccaAnne
03 - Chapter 3 14:07 Read by Robin Classen
04 - Chapter 4 14:40 Read by DrBeccaAnne
05 - Chapter 5 24:44 Read by DrBeccaAnne
06 - Chapter 6 6:43 Read by Diana Majlinger
07 - Chapter 7 16:12 Read by juliawise07
08 - Chapter 8 16:54 Read by juliawise07
09 - Chapter 9 16:35 Read by TriciaG
10 - Chapter 10 21:26 Read by Brendan Stallard
11 - Chapter 11 15:02 Read by TriciaG
12 - Chapter 12 17:29 Read by rasputin
13 - Chapter 13 16:51 Read by rasputin
14 - Chapter 14 18:11 Read by Nullifidian
15 - Chapter 15 17:44 Read by TriciaG
16 - Chapter 16 24:08 Read by P Moscato
17 - Chapter 17 16:00 Read by TriciaG
18 - Chapter 18 12:14 Read by TriciaG
19 - Chapter 19 13:08 Read by Cori Samuel
20 - Chapter 20 15:42 Read by MaryAnn
21 - Chapter 21 14:36 Read by MaryAnn
22 - Chapter 22 14:17 Read by MaryAnn
23 - Chapter 23 13:18 Read by MaryAnn
24 - Chapter 24 13:51 Read by MaryAnn
25 - Chapter 25 20:25 Read by MaryAnn
26 - Chapter 26 17:00 Read by DrBeccaAnne
27 - Chapter 27 14:23 Read by DrBeccaAnne
28 - Chapter 28 15:30 Read by Linda Velwest
29 - Chapter 29 18:50 Read by Linda Velwest
30 - Chapter 30 21:13 Read by TriciaG
31 - Chapter 31 17:07 Read by TriciaG
32 - Chapter 32 23:11 Read by TriciaG
33 - Chapter 33 21:00 Read by TriciaG
34 - Chapter 34 16:47 Read by TriciaG
35 - Chapter 35 11:51 Read by TriciaG
36 - Chapter 36 8:15 Read by Diana Majlinger

Reviews

Excellent story

(4 stars)

The Rouschuk papers are missing, and the Secretary of State does not know who is behind the theft. His wife has been behaving strangely as well. He never asked about her mysterious past because he loves and respects her. Yet, something must be behind her secretive behavior. In addition, Count Vladmir, the Russian Ambassador, has been making a number of appearances, more so than affairs of state would warrant. What ties them all together? Intrigue, missing papers, and missing people make for an interesting story. Reading was good.