State of Affairs - Marie Force

State of Affairs

By Marie Force

  • Release Date: 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 325 Ratings


The phone call that changed their lives forever…

Minutes after Vice President Nick Cappuano and Lt. Sam Holland get the call that President Nelson has been found dead in the residence on Thanksgiving, they’re still processing that Nick has been asked to come to the White House to take the oath of office.

As they go through the motions to ensure a peaceful transition of power, Sam has a million and one concerns about her husband, her family, the Nelson family, the country and the enormity of what Nick is about to take on. In the back of her mind is another major concern: What does this mean for my job? No other first lady in history has held a job outside the White House, but she’s determined to be the first, to blaze new trails for those who will follow her. However, in order to do that, she quickly realizes that compromises will have to be made to continue working as a Homicide detective.

Their lives become an immediate firestorm of meetings, requests for interviews, difficult questions from their children and a host of potential landmines to navigate as they make the transition from second family to first family. An unexpected issue with a diplomatic trip to Iran quickly thrusts Nick into the thick of his new responsibilities while Sam confronts a murder investigation that may have ties to a cold case from fifteen years ago.

As everything around them spins out of control, Sam and Nick take refuge with each other, relying on their unbreakable bond to see them through the storm.


  • State of Affairs

    By pudge48
    This series just gets better and better. Can’t wait for the next. Pudge48
  • Captivating!

    By KOsarenkhoe71
    I have loved Sam and Nick from the first Fatal book. The emotional rollercoaster had me laughing and crying. I love that Sam is keeping her job! I love the family they are both fiercely committed to and I loved the interwoven plots. For those who might be turned away because it’s about the presidency, don’t let it scare you away! It’s the only political thing I’ll voluntarily read! Loved the closure for Calvin’s family, if only every family could be as blessed. The tears over Skippy at the end had me totally undone. I Recommend this book if you want to fall in love with love again!
  • I loved it

    By SurfCityHB
    I loved all of the “Fatal” series book. But putting them in The White House was inspired. I loved the first book in The White House. I can’t wait for more of Nick, Sam, Scotty, the littles and Skippy.
  • Wonderful!

    By Igotpanache
    Another new favorite
  • State of Affairs

    By gggggcccccbbcckkoo
    Excellent read! Thank you too my favorite author for not disappointing me!
  • Not her best...

    By Fhfyfh
    This book has very little plot or character development- it is definitely a way for Force to introduce all of the characters from the previous series to the new series. Quite dull from start to finish if you’ve read other series. Maybe the next one will be better; here’s hoping.
  • Always on the edge of my seat

    By jentinerv
    It’s hard to put in words the anticipation I felt while reading this book and all of Marie Force’s other books. I’m always on the edge of my seat reading to find the clues for what’s happening. Loved every moment of reading about Nick, Sam and the kids and can hardly wait for the next book
  • State of Affair

    By Lolita0323
    It was a barn burner; read the book in one day.
  • WOW

    By Sonjaxk
    I just love this series, I have almost read all of her books. And now I am patiently waiting for the next installment.
  • Home Run!

    By ToniFanGirl
    Marie Force knocks it out of the park with State of Affairs. Love Sam and Nick and their wonderful family and friends. Can’t wait for the next story!!