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The First Lady
by Doug Walker
An early retiree spending lazy days in Mexico is thrown together with America’s First Lady after a plane crash on a remote Baja beach. They are threatened by village locals, but manage to escape in a rubber life raft where they find passionate late-life love.
The President calls out the Marines and everyone else in search of the two, but unwittingly they dodge detection on their sail north. Romance flowers and their time together is much like a honeymoon.
Of course the First Lady is reunited with her husband whose suspicions are aroused. Ultimately, with the help of advisors, he views the retiree as a threat to his reelection. The retiree does all he can to placate the President, but senses trouble. He drifts off to vacation in Europe. The President has a deranged killer freed from prison and sets him on the trail of the retiree with murder on the menu.
There follows a wild, sometimes humorous, romp through Europe and Iberia, climaxing with an ironic twist in Asheville, North Carolina.
About the Author
Doug Walker is an Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, journalism graduate.
Doug served on metropolitan newspapers, mostly in Ohio, for twenty years, as political reporter, both local and statehouse, along with stints as city editor and Washington correspondent. Teaching English in Japan, China and Eastern Europe were retirement activities.
Now occupying an old house in North Asheville, NC, Doug enjoys reading, tennis, short walks, late night TV and writing.
(2012, paperback, 190 pages)