Jessica is being released from jail. Some years before she had been a member of a conspiracy to blow up an abortion clinic. The plot was discovered in time, and she served a short term as someone who had a small, but enthusiastic, role in the plan.
The story had made big news, and her release becomes a minor news item nationwide. One day, not long after moving back into her apartment, Jessica receives a letter in the mail. It’s from a woman who says she’s a member of the President’s staff; Lauren is part of the team that schedules his appearances.