While celebrities and politicians are often under the media's microscope, their wealth and privilege allows them to carry many of their darkest secrets to the grave. Those in power have one goal: maintaining a squeaky clean image - whatever it takes.
"Itsy Bitsy Spider" provides a chilling and stirring reminder of the real-life secrets that thousands in power work hard to hide from not only those closest to them, but the voters.
When Claire McCallin, step-daughter of the powerful Boston Mayor Jack McCallin, hears her three-year-old daughter singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider," she knows she is the only one who can protect her daughter.
After Claire enlists the help of Boston Globe reporter Matt Christenson, and McCallin discovers Claire and his granddaughter missing from his Belmont mansion, the powerful mayor sets out on a deadly mission; to silence his step-daughter before Claire divulges the mayor's dark secret.
Soon after Ann Ferguson and Ben Grable marry, and Ben unseals his adoption papers, their perfect life together is torn apart, sending the couple to opposite sides of the courtroom.
Representing Ann, lawyer Michael J. McConaughey (Mac) feels this is the case that could have far-reaching, judicial effects -- the one he's been waiting for.
Opposing counsel knows this high profile case happens just once in a lifetime.
And when the silent protest known as HUSH sweeps the nation, making international news, the CEO of one of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world plots to derail the trial that could cost his company billions.
Literary thriller HUSH not only questions one of the most controversial laws that has divided the nation for over four decades, but captures a story of the far-reaching ties of family that surpasses time and distance.
EDITORIAL REVIEW: "Suspenseful and well-researched, this action-packed legal thriller will take readers on a journey through the trials and tribulations of one of the most controversial subjects in society today."
Katie French author of "The Breeders," "The Believer's," and "Eyes Ever To The Sky."