These are the first two episodes of the serial The American Fathers. It involves four dynasties, a Lebanese-American journalist, an impassioned college professor, a security contractor, a flamboyant hitman, a rebel hacker, a megalomaniac, and a smart, idiosyncratic heiress. There are nine episodes in season one. Sheila's point of view is central in Swept Away, Dinner Invitation, and Visitors.
Sheila never expected to meet America's first princess, but Irene Daco is hosting a dinner, and Jasira has invited Sheila to come. Her decision would be so much easier, if the nature of Sheila's relationship with Jasira were clear. When Sheila agrees to go, she finds her principled opposition to dynasty rule challenged by the things she discovers in the world of America's royal houses.
"Smart & sexy political SF thriller!"
Sheila is certain America's dynasties will destroy the country, but her nascent group of academic colleagues has failed to persuade the government and the people of the need for change. These revolutionaries call themselves Prime Heuristic. Their influence on government is small compared to that of powerful families like the houses of Daco, Harrington, Maddox, and Tafuri. Sheila and her colleagues monitor the fight for economic dominance between these four houses and America's other dynasties.
"Short and interesting"
Kara makes a decision to end her days on Earth. Writing a note to her family and dog, she believes this is the finale. A quick trip to the bridge overlooking the riverbanks, and her cares will be over. But life has other plans for Kara, and so she must begin anew. Her ebullient best friend, Amanda, blithely courts dangers of her own. Her daughter, Darla, believes she is a prophetess who controls the fish in the aquarium.
"I hung on every word."
American nobility hire the assassin MCM to kill other nobility, but after his first rendezvous with a new lover, the military contractor Devin Wayne discovers he is MCM's next target. Devin knew an affair with America's first princess would not be easy, but he is determined to stay with her, even if it means risking his life.