Riley James, a published author, screenwriter and former South Florida criminal defense attorney - writing under a pen name - draws from an expansive knowledge of contemporary life, politics and the war on drugs. “First Lady Blues” is the first in a series of adventurous new thrillers.
Rebellious, gifted and uncompromising, a twenty six year old woman fulfills the life-long dream of Einstein - a universal theory of energy. A discovery that threatens to quench the twenty first century’s thirst for oil, her breakthrough sets in motion a series of events endangering the young woman’s life and freedom, and unearths a secret, guarded since the death of the great physicist.
In this political thriller/mystery, an ex-First Lady, former New Jersey Senator, famous for her hardnosed personality and brash attitude, tries using the same tactics in the real world of drug wars, organized crime, South American hideouts and corrupt Justice Department prosecutors. An intriguing romp through a rat’s nest of clues in the underworld of American politics, she learns too late how her actions can produce deadly consequences.