$20 includes a signed novel and a bookmark, mailed by the author (postage included).*

Need more than one copy? Giving gifts? No problem!

  1. Click on the green button below to sign up.
  2. Select the number of copies you want, then click "Update."
  3. Choose your payment method and complete your order.
  4. Check your email for a note from Joan with further instructions about how to finish your order—she'll send the personalized signed copies to the persons and addresses of your choosing.*

*United States only (so sorry, but foreign postage is prohibitively costly).

Outside the U.S.? Get your copy directly from these booksellers.



“Dempsey has taken two stories that could have been ripped from today’s headlines and woven them into one fascinating, can’t-put-it-down book.” —Edwina C

“I absolutely loved this book! I literally couldn't put it down. At the same time, I didn't want it to end.” —Karen D

“This book was hard to put down. On the day I received it, I read up to Part III, turned out the light but couldn’t close my eyes. So back up, light on, reading until I finished at 2 am.” —Donna


“… once I sat down, I stayed up most of the night to finished it!” —Volanda

“I sped through [the novel] within two days of receiving [it]!” —Dawn S

“… [the novel] drew me in and then I couldn't put it down. The only problem for me was the book ended! I wanted these people in my life. I need to know what they are doing now.” —Annette

“Eerily relevant to current events—as if Joan stayed up all night writing it this week!” —Janet C

“… engaging and thought provoking, a 'can't put it down' read.” —Willow

“From the very beginning [Dempsey] had me hooked. The book was hard to put down when life intruded.” —Joan G

“From the beginning of this book, I was captivated …” —Coreen J

“The characters draw you in, and the story is intriguing, moving, and intense. Could not put it down, had to know what would happen next.” —David B

“Dempsey crafts a must-read with her debut novel … a binge-worthy read.” —Amazon Customer

“A page-turner literary novel … worthy of becoming a New York Times bestseller. One of my top favorites, new and old.” —Cathy K

“No spoilers but there’s an unexpected moment towards the end that gave me goosebumps and made me want to sing … a must-read.” —Eric M

“…a riveting read … will surely set a new standard in political fiction.” —Debbie H

“A novel that grabs you, gathers you in and engulfs you in the story.” —Barry J

“I see a future bestseller and movie! I read my advance copy ... Twice!” —Candace T

“Well-researched and exquisitely written … an exciting page-turner.” —Mary W

“… a writer worth watching … a novel worth reading.” —B. Lynne G

“So well written, so gut wrenching, a must-read.” —Rhonda L

“… takes your breath away with its relevance to present day issues and our world’s historical heritage … a beautiful creation.” —Sarah S

“I highly recommend this book for the reader who is looking for rich story content and character depth and suspense that feels ripped from the headline news.” —Mary C

“[This] is not my normal type of book choice, so I didn't expect to like it. But, WOW, [Dempsey] pulls you in with a story straight out of today's headlines.” —Diane T


Awfully sorry, but my personal stash of books has dwindled down to nothing and I'm awaiting an order. So ... at the moment, I'm unable to send you a signed copy.

I'd love it if you'd purchase the book at your favorite bookstore, or ask your local library to add it to their collection so you can borrow it.

Thanks so much for your interest!