Michelle and her daughter Callie play "Who's the Mommy?" so Michelle can win desperately-needed cash on a reality TV show. As a bonus, Callie finds acceptance and respect as an adoptive teenage unwed mother.
Of course the baby in question begins to complecate matters as soon as he pops out into the waiting latex gloves of fireman Boomer. In the end love decides what is true and what is reality.
Rhonda Alendresis joins a long list of terrific female protagonists from Vijaya Schartz, but none of them has ever faced the list of terrifying threats and difficulties that Rhonda and Cole face in trying to subdue a prison breakout on a disintegrating planet. Don't worry, I haven't given away too much--this is one of the most consistently entertaining and inventive adventure stories I have read, with superbly-drawn characters and forward momentum second to none.