I finished “Doug’s Last Laugh”, but there was another story nagging at me.
I had this secret persona I’d thought about on and off. Yes, me – the good little Mormon girl from Utah had often thought through spy scenarios when falling asleep, to entertain myself. This one in particular kept coming back.
It was about two twins, Jessie and Jimmy Monroe. When they were small, they met their uncle for the first time and to their surprise, he looked exactly like their dad. (Uncle John and their father were twin brothers – identical). They didn’t know then why they’d never met Uncle John before, but it was because he was a spy for the CIA and not into family get-togethers. But they did finally meet once. As the twins leave the restaurant with their parents while Uncle John pays the bill, gunmen, mistaking their dad for Uncle John, mow their parents down in cold blood, right before the two small children. The trauma puts the young twins into a state of shock. Uncle John takes them in, but doesn’t know what to do with them. They survive by clinging together and speaking in a language only they can understand.
Uncle John brings in tutors, but all the twins are interested in is math and science – subjects with little or no interaction with the teachers. After many years of being isolated and home-schooled), Uncle John does find, finally, something they will leave the house for – martial arts.
So here you have this combination – extremely intelligent, technical twins highly trained in combat. Their uncle is a CIA spy. Hmmm. That seems like a good basis for a smart, tough female spy novel.
The first book in the series is Alias Juno Wolfe . The series is “The Secret Lives of Jessie Monroe.”
Here we find Jessie in her undercover operations as Celeste, companion of Roberto, a Columbian drug lord. Later, Jessie goes undercover as Juno Wolfe, a software security guru who identifies a plot to use delivery drones to attack the nation’s capital.
It was a lot of fun to write – I hope you like it.
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