When Emma, a high-powered Houston attorney, discovers that her unborn child is deformed, she goes on the attack, tracking down other mothers with similar tragedies.
Emboldened past the point of ethical qualms, she discovers that geography and history aren't all the women share; there is a secret, hidden for years.
Emma suspects a local chemical plant is responsible for leaking toxins, but will the plant’s lawyer, Jon, help her—especially when the plant is his only major client and his ticket to marrying the woman he loves?
The truth these two lawyers discover is far more sinister than anything they could conceive. How much of our lives is really under our control?
Seamlessly meshing together the details of modern fertility technology with the intricacies of small-town Texas relationships, A Jealous God asks whether we can protect ourselves from the actions of others.
Beatrice Dee Pipes and Charlse Wilbur Yates Jr. write under the pen name Dee Wilbur, a combination of their middle names.
A Texas native, Dee Pipes grew up in a small Texas town. Her degree from Rice University is a B.A. in English. She currently runs a company that helps other companies with marketing, project management and other tasks. She has been married to her husband Bryan for over 30 years.
Also a native Texan, Charles Yates Jr. was also reared in a small Texas town. He graduated from Rice University in Houston with a B.A. and Ph.D. in Biology. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He has been married to his wife, Sally, for over 45 years. They have four adult sons and eight grandchildren. He now tends his garden in Richmond, Texas.