GIRL THREE - A Novel
Coming in June 2012 from Entangled Publishing--- Bioethicist Jessica Croft, estranged daughter of a federal judge, has avoided the players, power, and passions of Washington, DC. But when her sister Sam’s suspicious death is classified as natural, Jessie resolves to expose Sam’s murderer. Pursuing elite suspects on both sides of the stem-cell-research debate leads her to security consultant Michael Gillette, who seems to know more about Sam than he’s let on. Michael has a vested interest in Jessie’s plight. Her sister died on his watch—while he wasn’t watching. His plan to find her murderer becomes complicated when Jessie’s father hires him to protect Jessie, and his interest turns from professional…to romantic. Together Jessie and Michael must unravel a mystery rife with political agendas and deceit. When confidential papers reveal a fertility scandal surrounding the enigmatic Girl Three, the two realize the danger of exposing the truth. Who is Girl Three? And will the murderer kill again to keep a secret?
The cherubs atop the fountain in the East Garden Court at the National Gallery of Art. Jessie has a great appreciation of art and science.
Lovely alcove on the second floor landing at the Embassy Circle Guest House. This luxurious mansion inn is where Jessica Croft stays when she arrives in D.C. Formerly the abandoned Taiwanese Embassy, the house has been meticulously and beautifully restored by gracious innkeepers Raymond and Laura Saba.
Beautiful sculpture on the fountain in the center of Dupont Circle. Samantha Croft lived near Dupont Circle in a townhouse condo where she was murdered. Jessica Croft stays in the condo during most of her time in D.C. Michael Gillette’s Swann Street apartment is nearby.