Madame President

Madame President

I am a writer.

For ten years, I had the great happiness of writing with Jon Guttman. In that time, we wrote two novels, one of which is “Madame President,” and we became the closest of friends. Though our writing partnership ended abruptly with Jon’s unexpected death in 2014, I have a permanent reminder of Jon’s talent and the delight he took in his imagination and in the written word with “Madame President” and with our as-yet unpublished book, “The Ninth Parallel.” We were thrilled with the response to “Madame President” and hope you will decide to read it!

I have written about Jon in my blog post, “Remembering Jon.”

On the night of her fourth State of the Union Address, President Kate MacIntyre is the target of an assassination attempt that claims the life of her Vice-President and sets in motion the ultimate crime of opportunity.

What begins with a Hezbollah plot quickly becomes a heart-stopping twenty-day race against time as the President’s inner circle fights to protect her from enemies both known and unknown. From Beirut to New York, Mexico City to south Texas, this taut, tense political drama unfolds across a broad landscape of politics and ideology as it moves breathlessly toward its final startling revelation.

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A thunderbolt of a novel! Madame President begins with a literal explosion and sustains the tension beautifully all the way to its powerful conclusion. Williams and Guttman offer far more than a powerful, inventive plot – they give us characters to genuinely care about, especially the beautifully drawn title character, Kate McIntyre, Madame President herself. It’s a hard book to put down, and at the same time you don’t want to come to the end because the world it creates is so compelling.
~ Anthony S. Abbott, Pulitzer-nominated author of The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat and If Words Could Save Us

Find Madame President at these fine retailers:

Main Street Books
126 South Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
704 892-6841

Book People
603 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas
(512) 472-4288

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
704 525-9239

Literary Bookpost
110 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC
704 630-9788