Crime, Detective, Suspense, Thriller

The call comes from the family back east she barely remembers. Los Angeles TV reporter Jaycee Wilder gets word her teenage cousin has gone missing from the elite boarding school she attends on scholarship. Worse yet, no one at the school appears to be in any rush to find her. Despite having narrowly slipped through the barbaric grip of a serial killer herself, the intrepid storyteller and amateur investigator can’t ignore the urgent plea for help. Jaycee heads to the wintry campus of an illustrious academy known for grooming the next generation of society’s elitist class.

Just below the pristine surface of school uniforms, wistful first crushes, and newfound freedoms, a lurid opportunity exists for a daring few. Selectively recruited and refined into specialized companions, Legacy Girls enter mutually beneficial contracts that bind them to the exploitation of flesh in exchange for riches. As Jaycee penetrates the layers of her cousin’s pubescent inner circle, she uncovers a world where innocence has become opportunity, and secrets are too lucrative to expose.

Jaycee sifts through rumors, myths, and potential witnesses, building a fondness for her spirited young cousin, and a wariness of a potentially lethal pact now controlling her every move.

As she races to root out the players, Jaycee learns that sometimes surviving isn’t enough, and justice can be the ultimate final transaction.

Jennifer Vaughn is an Emmy nominated, award winning TV news anchor at ABC affiliate WMUR-TV, in New Hampshire. Her work has earned a Red Cross Sword of Hope Award, Associated Press honors, multiple NH Association of Broadcasters commendations, and she has contributed to coverage recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award. Jennifer has held roles in internationally televised presidential debates alongside CNN, ABC News, and Fox News, and has conducted one-on-one interviews with sitting presidents of the United States, and every presidential candidate to cross the NH border. Jennifer has ventured to Houston, Texas, to interview President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, Barbara, and been dispatched to Arizona, to cover the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXll. When ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover rolled into New Hampshire, she was there when a local family saw their new home for the first time. Jennifer is the author of three novels, Last Flight Out, Throw Away Girls, and Legacy Girls. Her most important job of all: mom. Alongside her husband, Brad Dupuis, Jennifer is joyfully raising two great kids, Brody and Darby, and their cocker spaniel, Fletcher.