The List: the first in the Wallis Jones series is a novel of suspense about a happy family that gets caught between two old political powers that have always existed behind the scenes, invisible to most of the public. The two sides have battled over control for hundreds of years actively recruiting new members at a young age to groom them for politics, Wall Street, Corporate corner offices and the military. Good Old Boy networks, private clubs and political action committees were all formed with the same idea in mind to grease the wheels of life. We all want to ensure a nice, fat piece of the American pie, especially for our children. However, families find out a little too late that once they’ve joined there’s no out clause.
Now there are also new players who want to see if they can shift the balance in either direction. Instead, they’ve exposed critical information and risked being exposed. The tipping point comes when Wallis Jones, a happily married attorney, wife and mother in Richmond, Virginia, accidentally finds herself in possession of the local list of young recruits and starts to catch on to what is pulling the strings behind everything. What’s worse, she realizes her entire family took sides years ago. People she cares about are dying and time is running out as she tries to figure out whether or not it’s better to accept her legacy or follow her faith and trust that things will work out.
What if you had a good life but suddenly saw that most of it was part of a political payoff? Could you have enough faith to do the right thing?