A Civil Affair
Annie Dike, author
We all pursue it--that ever-elusive mirage known as happiness. We worry we may never find it but secretly fear it won't satisfy us even if we do. We may just crave the craving instead. For Addie Gray, a sharp, young associate at the large male-dominated firm of Wilkins Rowe in Mobile, Alabama, "it" takes on many forms--sex, drink, work, love. Despite the crippling abuses of her past, or perhaps because of them, Addie finds herself always thirsting for more. Addie's defenses and desires conflict as she finds herself empowered by the most pivotal case of her career and intoxicated by the dangerous but debonair elite.