Running with the Big Dogs
Chief of the Puzzle-Palace to Distraught Mother
Sybil Norcroft has spent nearly a lifetime to establish herself as a person of significance in a patriarchal world. Her successes have come at great cost and are, in sum, a mixed blessing. The cost to her family is heightened when, as Surgeon General, she must help her government and her fellow citizens avoid a financial catastrophe owing, in part, to the expenses of health care. She must give her blessing to a hard-line requirement by the Chinese to increase their lending to the U.S. When the Russian mafia--in collusion with the kleptocratic Russian government--launches an attack on the U.S. stock markets in a bid to cripple America, Sybil must aid in a brutal behind-the-scenes cyber fight which she conducts from her position as a secret CIA agent. It comes as no surprise when the Russian government and criminal organizations retaliate. The personal threat to Sybil goes beyond herself and to her family, and she is required to take risks she would never have imagined. There is great danger and great reward in Sybil's latest endeavor. Is she woman enough to handle both?