This is a spellbinding new lesbian conspiracy novel in the mould of the "Da Vinci Code". Novelist Jessie Mercer has always had the gift of precognition. Shortly after she conjures up the idea for her newest book, she is drawn into a web of conspiracy, intrigue and murder. For Jessie's story, it turns out, began in ancient Egypt and has woven its thread through the tapestry of human history - only to come to an astonishing climax in modern America. In "A Matter Of Degress", Jessie meets Rachel Addison, field reporter for a respectable television news magazine. Rachel, involved in a controversial project that connects secret societies with well-known politicians, receives a warning in no uncertain terms to drop the project and forget the story. Then, her car's brakes are sabotaged and she is nearly killed. And, Jessie's brother Steve - another reporter on Rachel's show - is murdered, yet the police seem determined to rule his death a suicide. Rachel wants to back away from the deadly mystery, but for Jessie the desire to investigate is impossible to overcome. As Jessie struggles to solve the riddle and blow the conspiracy apart, the ancient secrets she discovers draw her further and further into a trap set centuries ago. The answers are there - it's up to her to uncover them. Fans of Alex Marcoux's previous novels "Facades" and "Back to Salem" will be enthralled by this spellbinding new novel, which heralds the return of her well-loved characters Jessie and Taylor, along with high-powered talent agent Sidney Marcum.