Collateral Damage - Sisterhood, Bk 11 Author:Fern Michaels In their unusual approach to justice, the seven women of the Sisterhood have stuck together through it all, including living as fugitives. But for the first time, the Sisterhood verges on falling apart after Charles Martin asks them to choose between two difficult assignments. The first job could make them more money than they could ever imagine... more », the second offers something even more valuable: a presidential pardon, and along with it, a chance for the ladies to finally emerge from hiding. The second choice seems like a no-brainer, but after a lot of harsh words and stubbornness a rift has been exposed.
For the sake of their union, Annie, Alexis, Nikki, Isabelle, Kathryn, Yoko and Myra pick their new mission and try to put their differences aside. A mysterious Washington, D.C. political operative needs the women to track down a computer hacker who has stolen a list of secret fundraisers' names and sold it to an identity theft ring. No one in either political party wants it known that valuable personal information has been mis-handled, and with a presidential election looming, the stakes are high. But as the Sisterhood sets out to find the culprits, they soon discover the job is a lot more dangerous than they thought. Who really is their well-connected client? Will he come through with his promise? And can they stop fighting -- and stay alive -- long enough to see it happen?« less
Both political parties are stunned when their top secret fundraising lists of donors are stolen. The Democrats and the Republicans ask the Sisterhood to investigate the hacker who stile their lists. However, the Sisterhood is divided as to who to assist. The Dems offer a lot of cash while the GOP offer presidential pardon.
One thing the team shares in common is not to trust either party. They have their extended operatives conduct some serendipitous investigations to see if this is a stunt to catch them. As they learn more of what is going on from their allies, the Sisterhood with its one for all and all for one attitude comes together as they always do.
The latest Sisterhood saga is in some ways typical of the series as the magnificent seven deals with a new challenge. However, it is refreshed as they disagree on involvement and more so by previous tales secondary players playing much greater roles than ever before. Fans of the series will enjoy their latest thriller as they fear the risk of getting involved could cause them to become COLLATERAL DAMAGE, but the opportunity may be too great to ignore.