Kat’s almost-full-time job has become dodging the embarrassing tsunami of male attention aimed at her mother Ellie, a social butterfly who bears an uncanny resemblance to film star Marilyn Monroe. To add to Kat’s woes, her stepfather, Roy, has lately grown irrationally jealous of his beautiful wife. Kat buries her worries in movies and classical novels, but when Roy’s rants turn violent, she and Ellie plan an escape via Route 66 to the freedom of a new life in Las Vegas. Car trouble strands them in a dusty little town in Arizona where they encounter tales, treachery, and a slew of characters such as they have never met before, including mobsters infiltrating Arizona and Nevada in the 1950s. Can the road they chose bring them the life they’ve both longed for or was it THE ACCIDENTAL ROAD bringing them to a disaster they can’t escape from? Trouble escalates when Ellie attracts the eye of a mafia Caporegime who, along with Roy, is determined to have her at any cost.More info →
From this historical adventure comes the tale of an international rescue agency, The Gold Rose, operating in the 1940s under the guise of a world horticulture organization. Top-rated ROSE Agent Charlotte Hunt-Basse has defied death and danger for a decade, but saving two of her assignments, Pinkie and Babe, will challenge her as never before. Against a backdrop of WWII and the Communist takeover of China, this mystery drama sends the reader around the world and into the raw and bloody truths of history.