A young widow struggles to mend the pieces of her tattered life, and unwittingly finds herself caught in the folds of an international ring of terror in THE REFUGE, the sequel to The Inheritance.
In the aftermath of the deaths of her husband and father, Marisa Joubert is determined to build an independent life for herself and her toddler son. With little work experience and dwindling funds, Marisa is saved by Stuart Frieze, a former United Nations officer who offers her a job at the Wainscott Ranch -- a haven for expectant mothers from war-torn countries around the globe.
When one of the young women disappears, Marisa's suspicions escalate and she fears offering her trust to anyone at Wainscott -- especially Jimmy, the janitor who befriends her son. Can Jimmy be as innocent as he pretends? Marisa knows Jimmy is somehow involved in the mysterious incidents at Wainscott, but she wonders if he's searching for answers or attempting to cover them up.
And if Jimmy can't be trusted, what about warmhearted Stuart? Sooner or later, Marisa will have to trust someone. If she makes the wrong choice, it may be her last.