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Ain't Exactly Clear

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Ain't Exactly Clear is about another time and place, a place where a Jed Bartlet-like President might be at home in the White House in a time far more credible than the "Real World" Presidential campaign of 2016 that raises the question: Would a Presidential candidate be desperate enough to have his daughter kidnapped just to win the election?

Morgan Judd is doomed to the life of a debutante, at least if her mother Melissa, wife of Senator Bill Judd, has her way. But Morgan's never followed the rules, and she flouts parental expectations by enlisting in the Marine Corps as soon as she turns 18. However, her father uses his influence to have her assigned to Project Occult, an experimental program designed to test recruits' psychic abilities in an effort to create Super Soldiers and, not incidentally, keep his daughter out of harm's way. Trying to be just another grunt, Morgan earns her squad's respect and the nickname "Starbuck" during an escapade involving a miniature drone and a great deal of alcohol. But then a half-dozen terrorists infiltrate the supposedly secure base and kidnap Morgan and three other Marines.

As the U.S. military and the Alphabet Agencies draw on every source and come up empty, the four become the subject of global speculation, with one persistent rumor dominating, particularly in cyberspace. . .that Morgan's father, with his ties to the intelligence agencies, has had his own daughter kidnapped in order to play on public sympathy (Morgan is the perfect mash-up of MIA and Pretty Blonde Girl Abducted) and bolster his bid for the White House. Enter another Gang of Four - an unlikely group of cyber-friends who, dodging trolls and tinfoil hat theories, track the rumor to its source, though not without consequences for themselves, the missing Marines, and Politics as Usual.

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thumbTitle: Ain't Exactly Clear
Author(s): Margaret Wander Bonanno
Publisher: Van Wander Press
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