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A Jack Connolly Novel
Mr. M. Charles McBee
The President of the United States, Donald Giordan, is assassinated on November 22, 2013 in Dallas, Texas attending a commemorative event at Dealey Plaza on the 50th anniversary of the JFK slaying.
And the Vice President of the United States, Melissa Callen, a 42 year old eye-catching former Governor of Virginia, and single mom, suddenly finds herself on the run in a state of temporary amnesia, unknowingly the victim of a ruthless conspiracy. A conspiracy in the making since Melissa's election as the Vice President one year earlier. And a conspiracy lead by the person closest to the Veep, her Chief of Staff, Margaret Wise. A woman whose personal agenda includes not just a burning desire for power using her connections and sexual conquests, but to put the Constitution's 25th amendment, the one that spells out the line of succession, front and center, on her terms.
The plan is activated in the early hours of November 22 in Dallas. But to Margaret's astonishment, the Veep has vanished from her hotel room, no doubt the result of Melissa Callen's Secret Service detail, momentarily, but unintentionally fumbling during a change in staff assignments.
Melissa's wicked identical twin sister, Linda, is sworn into office.
While Melissa is in the throes of fighting off the effects of a psychotic drug with the help Dr. Andres Devendorf, a handsome and resourceful psychiatrist, our hero from COUNTERPOINT, Jack Connolly, now Assistant Director of the Secret Service, finds himself misguidedly in Dr. Devendorf's office starring at a woman whom he mistakes for the Veep's twin sister, Linda.
After Jack discovers her true identity, he and Andres work to get Melissa secretly back to Washington, DC from Dallas, but along the way battle one life-threatening hurtle after another as they are stalked by assassins assigned to take her out ID'd as- Henning and Pellicane, a/k/a twiddle dee and twiddle dumb, and a one man assault force, a very dangerous fella named Howie. However, their mission to capture Melissa is routinely and humorously foiled by a fourth player, Julia, a mental patient from Devendorf's office, someone who's not tightly wrapped.
The conspiracy goes to the White House and the Senate, including Iranian terrorists sent by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and is uncovered by Melissa's Secret Service detail chief, Agent Phil Dimarco.
Phil gets Linda, Agents of the Secret Service and FBI to Charlottesville, Virginia, and the home of Melissa and Linda's wealthy, ancient mother, Melinda Callen.
And it's here, when Melissa, Andres and Jack suddenly appear, where true identities are put to the test.
- Publication Date:
- 1479276170 / 9781479276172
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Political