Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Coming soon to a bookstore near you is Wildcard. Turn on the news any night and you will hear frightening news reports about what Washington is doing. Where does it start? With law makers. However, it begins before then, at the ballot box. This book is about fiddling with voter ballots. Its been done before but not on such a grand scale. Blurb: What would happen if someone secured a microchip that could be manipulated to give his or her candidate the edge to win the next presidential election? Not enough votes for a landslide, but just enough to put their candidate over the top in a decisive win. The Wildcards are a group of maverick agents who want to take over the outcome of the next election for President of the United States. During Ivy Dillon's last week as a Washington Intern, she and Ms. Geneen Waters, the secretary to the President of the United States, overhear a conversation about voting machines and missing software. Months later Ms. Waters body is found floating in the Potomac River. FBI Special Agent Ian Serby, who swears he will give his life to protect her, takes Ivy into protective custody. Ian is smart, sexy and seems to have a hidden agenda all his own. Will Ivy follow her heart and believe what Ian tells her about trying to stop the Wildcards or is he actually a member of the Wildcards?
Ivy Dillon's last week as a Washington Intern. All she wants to do now is return home to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin and fill out applications as a political speech writer. On her last day at the White House, Ivy and the secretary to the United States, Geneen Waters, overhears a conversation. That night Ivy returns to a ransacked apartment. Frantically, she runs from door to door for help and the man who opens his door to assist her is the same stranger she met the night before at a theater party. The man calls for the police and waits with her, calming her nerves until they arrive. Later the same evening, they share Chinese take-out. All night, the kind stranger remains on Ivy's mind. In the morning, she goes to his apartment to thank him again for his help. When she knocks, no one answers. The door is unlocked. She turns the knob slowly and walks inside to an empty apartment. Only a fortune cookie remains. She breaks it open and reads what it says....'Bad luck never walks alone.'