Gwen Pegram dares to take chances. She dares to live the life she dreamed for herself. She goes forward and makes her dreams come true. (Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson).
She has many personal accomplishments checked off her bucket list: rode a bicycle 330 miles from NC to DC in the DC Aids Ride, played in the World Series of Poker for Women, finished the More Magazine Marathon for Women over 40 at age 55, and took a three-week vacation of a lifetime to Down Under. She is also a 2002 Living Kidney Donor. She lives with her two furry children, Paco and Princess, 14-year-old Lhasa Apsos.
Now, she shares another accomplishment—her debut novel, The Missing Five.
Washington, DC, is in a panic. Middle-aged, African-American men are disappearing. During the upheaval, Jackie Trumpleton cancels a dream vacation to South Africa with four women she has vacationed with for twenty-plus years.
The crisis escalates and the local PD contacts the FBI who gets a clue. Secrets are uncovered that will shock everyone, except the perpetrator who wears an elaborate mask.