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The Rules

The Rules

(2014)
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Blackmail, murder, missing persons, and hidden identities link lives that otherwise, would have remained unconnected.

London Phillips' suburban black middle class background has made her vulnerable to the alienation she feels as she tap dances between the expectations she holds for herself and the expectations other people impose upon her. A full-time realtor and part-time writer, London encounters frustration when she tries to contact Milagros Farrow, a revered lesbian author whose work London would like to include in an anthology she's compiling. Milagros has disappeared from the face of the earth.

Rand Carson is a prominent newspaper journalist who is forced to deal with the sudden loss of her financial security and the dissolution of her long term interracial relationship with Willa. Rand seems compelled to pursue London, although it's possible she's more attracted to London's ethnicity than to London herself.

Candace Dickerson, a corporate event planner, is married to avarice. In order to chase a more lucrative future, Candace has abandoned her lover, Lenah and Lenah's perceived lack of ambition. She's moved into the city where she executes a plot designed to augment her earnings with other people's money.

Lenah Miller is content with her job at a local hospital's Emergency Department. For reasons known only to her, she distrusts women she considers too ambitious or from different social strata. Steeped in cynicism and memories held in secret, Lenah finds it easier to criticize a woman whose gentle nature differs from hers than to accept their differences.

The threads entwined around London's desire to connect with a kindred spirit, Lenah's wary skepticism, Rand's inappropriate ardor, and Candace's greed come undone when three people fall victim to blackmail, one reappears, and another succumbs to murder.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Rules
Author(s): S Renee Bess
ISBN: 1-61929-156-8 / 978-1-61929-156-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Rules
Author(s): S Renee Bess
Publisher: Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC
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