I like to write what we writers call “standalone” suspense novels in addition to my romantic suspense series books. These stories aren’t romance novels (although they might happen to have a bit romance in them) and they’re not part of any series, although, if my readers like them enough, I may decide to write the occasional sequel. Instead, they’re flat out suspense stories like the ones in the movies “Sleeping With the Enemy” and “Double Jeopardy.”
My first standalone novel, “The Liberian Agenda,” was inspired by a guy I dated when I was in college. He always had lots of money and traveled a lot on business for his family’s company. He was very mysterious about these trips and I never really knew what the family business entailed. I imagined they were some sort of notorious crime family. It’s just the way my crazy imagination works. Of course that’s not the case and the story in “The Liberian Agenda” is entirely fictional. Any resemblance to any story or persons living or dead is entirely coincidental. My life and those of my friends are not nearly as exciting as those of my characters.
I hope you enjoy my work.
The Liberian Agenda
What if the person you married neglected to mention he was a member of a notorious family of Liberian arms dealers?
Sonia Johnson, native New Yorker, attorney, and daughter of a U.S. Senator, never expected to find herself a virtual prisoner in Liberia, but her husband – the country’s new president by way of coup d’etat – won’t let her take their son back to the States. The only way for her to protect him from her husband’s enemies is to spy on her new family for the C.I.A. If she gets caught, her son will grow up without a mother – if he grows up at all.