She’s Got Her Own is about self-discovery, about Lizzie Mae Brown, a woman obsessed with finding the True Mother and True Father of her dreams. In her search she encounters lawyers and bikers, avarice and selflessness, and links that click into place after years of incubating. There’s crime, low and high, suspense and a little love, romantic and carnal.
Lizzie doesn’t know Mama Eunice and Daddy Dale Brown kidnapped her, but from an early age she’s sure she’s not their child. They’ve not only conflicting temperaments, they have no roots of their own, living dog-paddle lives in quiet, humid Hephzibah, Georgia. —Until word comes of a sharp operator searching for a girl who fits Lizzie’s description, when they decamp for California.
Lizzie’s allies: best friend Bess Slokum; lover Zack Zacchlin, an Air Marshal; talented attorney, Julian Magnin, her boss. She’s stalked by Maurice (Mondo) Astrue. Mondo’s as obsessed with finding her (and the fortune he believes awaits her as heir to a very rich lady) as she is of finding her real parents.
Mondo’s aided by Jude Gaut, Daddy Dale’s distant cousin and a hapless biker, and by Janet Gonsalvez, a motorcycle mama with more balls than conviction. They put Mondo onto Miami attorney Florin Farnsworth, companion to the late playgirl, Angel Ducane, and guardian of the fortune she left for her kidnapped daughter, who turns out to be... Lizzie.
At the climax, like a perfect storm, the sharp operator and his mark confront each other in a showdown that ends one life and settles the future for the other.
Kermit O’Doyle, a paraplegic, works as an analyst on the China desk of the CIA’s Economic Analysis Unit. He’s tasked with discovering why the Chinese are flooding the US with designer hi-tops that sell for less than canvas sneakers. Everyone wants them and soon they’re outselling America’s top brands. But violence follows the shoes onto the…