The Anonymous Girl
by Holy Ghost Writer
"Action against corrupt authorities mixed with master plans concocted from prison build the suspense of this young woman's story.
"A precocious young woman uses prison computers to plot her future in the bundled edition of That Girl Started Her Own Country and its direct sequel, The Anonymous Girl. These two episodes of this series build mounting suspense about the mysterious heroine's family lineage and future plans.
"To hide her identity, the titular girl uses aliases, such as Pippi Longstocking and Ester Bilderberg, but she calls herself Zaydee among friends. A reactionary moment with an FBI agent lands her in the Federal Detention Center in Miami. There, a sympathetic prison guard facilitates Zaydee's occasional time away, where she awaits trial for charges she insists are spurious. On these sojourns, she orchestrates revenge on the two FBI agents responsible for her incarceration and pursues romantic interests. While in prison, she sets in motion a master plan to establish her own country, using her computer skills to hack websites. Zaydee believes she possesses the resources to populate her private domain solely with exceptional people like herself.
"Zaydee's mysterious identity is compounded by the parallel story of her twin sister, Lizee, who experienced a less nurturing childhood. Liz goes to London to visit her lover, Lars, a computer expert sequestered in the office of a hacking group. Unaware the two women are actually different people, Lars mistakes look-alike Liz for Zaydee, who he claims to truly love. Hearing a menacing noise at the office door, he tells Liz where to hide and gives her a box of letters intended for Zaydee. This chapter ends in heightened suspense: 'Slipping through the small opening [within a wardrobe], she let the door close behind her, sealing herself into the safe room.'
"As the principal protagonist, Zaydee's enigmatic personality unfolds through her internal thoughts as she plans her future and charms cohorts into helping her. Action scenes and rich narrative description move the plot forward at a quick pace. She seeks revenge against corrupt authorities while befriending the people she considers worthy of her friendship. Her goal of living entirely on her own terms and manipulating those who will share her idealized country seems less than altruistic.
"The author introduces real people of public note as incidental characters. Alan Dershowitz serves as Zaydee's legal adviser while she's in prison. Nancy Grace is warned to 'tread lightly' and stop digging into Zaydee's fruitful efforts to undermine her antagonists. William Barrett of Forbes arranges for a private meeting with Zaydee at the prison to reveal important family connections.
"The self-assured writing style renders Zaydee's ideas and interactions with others believable, despite her larger-than-life attributes. .... A short excerpt from the projected sequel completes this combined volume of That Girl Started Her Own Country and The Anonymous Girl.
"This book's author adds mystery to the series by remaining anonymous. Those who like fantasies set in the present day, depicting exaggerated lifestyles and cyberspace intrigue, will be entertained." Margaret Cullison, Foreword Clarion
Looking down, Remey realized that he was still gripping her arm. As he released her he slowly let his hand skim from her elbow to her wrist, turning the touch into a caress. “Well hello, Ms. E.B. It’s a pleasure. Are there any other aliases I should I know about?”
“What’s that old phrase—I’d tell you, but I’d have to kill you?” she teased back. “Besides, that’s not really an alias. They’re just initials that I figured you would recognize.”
“Touché. So. . . .” His nervousness was obvious as he bounced lightly on the heels of his feet and ran his fingers through his thick hair. “Come in. You look. . . . ” Just as he turned to make a comment about her disguise, she pulled off the wig, still looking his way. “You’re crazy. Why don’t you sit down?” He motioned toward the couch and made his way to the mini bar to see what he could grab. There were some mini bottles of wine, some packaged cheese, a dark chocolate bar . . . those seemed like the most appropriate items, he thought. Joining her on the couch he arranged the items onto the glass coffee table in front of them, then left to collect the glasses. “Sorry, the mini bar is the best I can do. Room service might not come any more.”
“Oh, don’t worry about it. Although I can’t lie, a good steak sounds amazing considering the meals I get in prison.”
“Have you already had dinner, at least?”
“Yeah, it’s a busy night. My first errand was business, but this is all pleasure.” She turned her body toward his and reached for a piece of the Toblerone. “Tell me why I should trust you. Why would it make sense for you to be on my side?”
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