The Passion of Molly T Author:Lawrence Sanders Remember 1987? When the National Women's Union became a major political force-due to the martyrdom of feminist Norma Jane Laughlin at the hands of sexist hooligans. As you recall, female counterinsurgents avenged Norma Jane's murder, then continued to operate as a fighting unit, executing death strikes against rapists, child molesters, wife batt... more »erers and other males judged guilty of crimes against women.
Even now, we can call up images from the night news: porn factories in flames; armed, uniformed sisters proudly proclaiming justice in the name of women everywhere; and, above all, the stirring presence of Molly Turner herself. It was this 20th-century Joan of Arc who arose to become the first female American paramilitary leader-with the aid and instruction of her sister Ann's husband, Rod Harding, the Vietnam vet and former police officer. Together, they built the Women's Defense Corps-a crack elite force so deadly that the very threat of its reprisal made a government of males tremble. But you know all that-that, and the violent and shocking aftermath.
Still, as always, the real story lies behind the headlines-the central truth that altered history without our knowing. It is a saga of yearning and bloodshed and honor, and of a man of decent instincts and all-too-human desires. Trapped by his need for two different kinds of love, between his devoted wife and the charismatic mistress who is his commanding officer, Rod is faced with an impossible choice, the price of which is betrayal.
Ranging from provincial back rooms to lavish Georgetown love nests, from the inner sanctums of Capitol Hill to secret explosives plants, here is that rare brand of suspense which is exclusively Lawrence Sanders'. Prescident as tomorrow's newscast, The Passion of Molly T. is as gripping and tantalizing a thriller as you will ever read.
One of America's most popular novelists, Lawrence Sanders is the author of over ten bestsellers, including The First Deadly Sin, The Second Deadly Sin, The Third Deadly Sin, The Tenth Commandment, The Tomorrow File, The Anderson Tapes and The Seduction of Peter S. He lives in Florida.« less