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The third novel in the Eighteen Acres trilogy tells the story of a single extraordinary day in the life of the White House.

President Charlotte Kramer is preparing for an in-depth day of interviews with CBS News–a production that the White House refers to as a “Presidential Day in the Life.” The purpose of the CBS filming is to pull back the curtain on President Kramer’s second term White House, particularly now that she has all of the scandals of the first term behind her. Charlotte’s new Press Secretary, Dale Smith, is charged with shepherding the two dozen news crews through the day.

Dale and Charlotte have a complicated personal history, but they’ve been able to put the past behind them. Melanie Kramer, the country’s secretary of defense, and one of President Kramer’s closest advisors is also asked to participate. The perfectly scripted day is upended by a surprise critique from the President’s own daughter.

While the White House scrambles to prevent the family feud from overtaking the rest of the day’s events, the White House staff hears news of an explosion in New York City. A few minutes later, they hear of more attacks. Soon it becomes clear that this is not typical day in the life of the White House. Rather, it’s a day of terror and violence that the nation has not seen since September 11, 2001.

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Welcome back! I’m hard at work on my third novel about President Charlotte Kramer–America’s first female president, and our country’s 44th President. With every new scandal then engulfs our political-media landscape I wonder how long until my fictional world — a world in which the country is run by women–becomes reality. The Eighteen Acres series was inspired by what I witnessed in 2008 when two women, Sarah Palin and Hillary...

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Three dynamic women at the highest level of politics and the height of their careers juggle ambition, family, the idiosyncratic nature of life in the White House, and the nation's most vital interests.

To the world, it's simply known as the White House. To the staff who regularly clock twelve to fifteen hours a day there, it's the "Eighteen Acres," a reference to the eighteen acres in northwest Washington, D.C., on which the majestic White House complex sits. Order It's Classfied

Three dynamic women at the highest level of politics and the height of their careers juggle ambition, family, the idiosyncratic nature of life in the White House, and the nation’s most vital interests. Order Eighteen Acres