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The Jim McGill Series — Book Order and Character Lists

   When McGill was formally introduced to the White House press corps, Helen Thomas asked him how it felt to be the country’s first First Gentleman.
   He responded, “I prefer to think of myself as the president’s henchman."

The President's Henchman The Hangman's CompanpionThe K Street KillerThe Last Ballot Cast Part 1The Last Ballot Cast Part 2

The Devil on the DoorstepThe Good Guy with a Gun

 

 

Books in the series [in order]:
  #1 — The President's Henchman [2009]
  #2 — The Hangman's Companion [2010]
  #3 — The K Street Killer [2011]
  #4 — Part 1: The Last Ballot Cast [2012]
  #4 — Part 2: The Last Ballot Cast [2012]
  #5 — The Devil on the Doorstep [2013]
  #6 — The Good Guy with a Gun [2014]

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The President's Henchman: Available from Amazon.com.
The Hangman's Companion: Available from Amazon.com
The K Street Killer: Available from Amazon.com
The Last Ballot Cast, Part 1: Available from Amazon.com
The Last Ballot Cast, Part 2: Available from Amazon.com
The Devil on the Doorstep: Available from Amazon.com
The Good Guy with a Gun: Available from Amazon.com

The paperback editions of The President's Henchman, The Hangman's Companion, The K Street Killer, The Last Ballot Cast, Part 1, The Last Ballot Cast, Part 2 and The Devil on the Doorstep are available from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. The paperback edition of The Good Guy with Gun is in production.

The President's Henchman [Book #1]

[Characters are listed in alphabetical order; major and recurring charachters are listed first]

Gawayne Blessing, White House head butler
Edwina Byington, the president's personal secretary
Celsus Crogher, Secret Service Agent in charge of White House Security Detail
Carolyn [McGill] Enquist, first wife of Jim McGill
Lars Enquist, Carolyn's second husband
Kira Fahey, VP Mather Wyman's niece
Rev. Burke Godfrey,
Pastor of Salvation's Path Church, husband of Erna
Erna Godfrey, wife of Rev. Godfrey; on death row for murder of Andrew Hudson Grant
Patricia Darden Grant, former congresswoman, now president, second wife of Jim McGill
Andrew Hudson Grant, Patricia Darden Grant's first husband; philanthropist; murdered by Erna Godfrey
Sen. Howard Hurlbert
(R-MS), co-sponsor of Support of Motherhood Act [SOMA]
Donald "Deke" Ky,
Jim McGill's Secret Service bodyguard
Leo Levy, Jim McGill's armed driver
Jim McGill,
Patricia (Patti) Darden Grant's second husband, aka henchman, private investigator
Abbie McGill, oldest child of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Caitie McGill, youngest child of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Kenny McGill, middle child, only son of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Robert Merriman, Sen. Michaelson's Chief of Staff
Sen. Roger Michaelson, (D-OR) Patti's foremost political nemesis
Galia Mindel,
Chief of Staff to President Grant
Dikran "Dikki" Missirian, McGill's business landloard
Artemus Nicolaides, White House physician
Putnam Shady, Sweetie's landlord
Margaret "Sweetie" Sweeney, McGill's longtime friend and police partner
Aggie Wu, Press Secretary to President Grant
Mather Wyman, Patti's Vice President; former governor of Ohio
Welborn Yates,
Air Force lieutenant, OSI investigator


Gen. Altman, Air Force Chief of Staff
Cheryl Altman, General Altman's wife
Bobby Beckley, Sen Hurlbert's campaing manager
Lt. Bartholomew Burley, steward on McGill's government jet
Alberta Cartwright, follower of Rev. Burke
Daryl Cheveyo, CIA officer, Todd's agency contact
Arlene Cowan, Capt. Dexter Cowan's wife
Dexter Cowan, U.S. Navy captain
Lida Dalman, general manager of Bloomingdale's in McLean, VA
Clare Daniels, Abbie McGill's friend
Walter, Penny & Winston Delk, co-conspirators in the death of Andy Grant
Sen. Cutler Dixon (R-GA) chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee
Gen. Joseph Fabin, Chairman of Joint Chiefs
Rep. Brun Fleming, congressman
Harriet Greanlea, Eamon Lochlan's neighbor
Ab Jenkins,
night shift Secret Service agent
Graham Keough, Chana Lochlan's first boyfriend
Mary Kay Kinsley, hotel event planner
Monty Kipp, Washington bureau chief for W2N, Chana Lochlan's boss
Rep. Doak Langdon (R-GA), co-sponsor of Support of Motherhood Act [SOMA]
Walter Leschay, friend of Sen Roger Michaelson
Carina Linberg, USAF colonel
Chana Lochlan, White House reporter; McGill's first client
Marianne Lochlan, Chana's mother
Eamon Lochlan, Chana's father
Nanette Lochlan, Chana's elder sister
Maxwell Lucey, owner of A-Sharp Sound, recording studio on first floor of building that houses McGill's office
Imogene Lyle, Eamon Lochlan's fiancee
Chief Patrick Manuala, Honolulu Chief of Police
Chief Petty Officer E.P. McGill, Jim's late uncle and the creator of Dark Alley
Lissa Mulvay, Abbie McGill's friend
Merilee Parker, press secretary for Sen. Howard Hurlbert and one of Galia Mindel's spies
Patrick and Tara Quinn, parents of Welborn's late friend Keith Quinn, who died in the car crash along with Joe
Michael Rawley, Chana's late husband
Laurel Rembert, publicist and patient of Damon Todd
Lindell Ricker, co-conspirator in plot to kill Andy Grant
Major Clarence Seymour, adjutant to Air Force Chief of Staff
Tony Sheridan, Dex Cowan's accomplice
Capt. Barbara Sullivan, Evanston PD officer who coordinates protection for McGill's children
Damon Todd, deranged psychotherapist
Tomas Van Owen, Director of Central Intelligence

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The Hangman's Companion [Book #2]

[Characters are listed in alphabetical order; major and recurring charachters are listed first]

Gawayne Blessing, White House head butler
Edwina Byington, the president's personal secretary
Celsus Crogher, Secret Service Agent in charge of White House Security Detail
Carolyn [McGill] Enquist,
first wife of Jim McGill
Lars Enquist, Carolyn's second husband
Kira Fahey, VP Wyman's niece; Welborn Yates' fiancée
Rev. Burke Godfrey,
Pastor of Salvation's Path Church, husband of Erna
Erna Godfrey, wife of Rev. Godfrey; on death row for murder of Andrew Hudson Grant
Patricia Darden Grant, President, second wife of Jim McGill
Andrew Hudson Grant, philanthropist, Patti's first husband
Sen. Howard Hurlbert
(R-MS), co-spponsor of Support of Motherhood Act [SOMA]
Donald "Deke" Ky,
Jim McGill's Secret Service bodyguard
Leo Levy, Jim McGill's armed driver
Jim McGill,
President Patricia (Patti) Darden Grant's husband aka henchman
Abbie McGill, oldest child of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Caitie McGill, youngest child of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Kenny McGill, middle child of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Sen. Roger Michaelson, (D-OR) Patti's foremost political nemesis
Galia Mindel,
Chief of Staff to President Grant
Dikran "Dikki" Missirian, McGill's business landloard
Artemus Nicolaides, White House physician
Putnam Shady, Sweetie's landlord
Margaret "Sweetie" Sweeney, McGill's longtime friend and police partner
Mather Wyman, Patti's Vice President; former governor of Ohio
Welborn Yates,
Air Force lieutenant, OSI investigator


Daniel Ahearn, former intern at U.S. Embassy in Paris
Bunica Anisa, a.k.a. Madam Mystere, gypsy queen and fortune teller
Grigori Babin, foreign minister of Russia
Horatio Bao, a lawyer and the head of an immigrant crime family
Calanthe Bao, Horatio's daughter and partner in crime
Bela, a literate gypsy
Willa Branleigh, Rev. Burke Godfrey's secretary
Garret Byrne, U.S. Ambassador to UK
Etienne Burel, the Undertaker
Regional Security Officer, U.S. State Department, Paris
Aubine Severin's lawyer
house keeper at Father Nguyen's rectory
Thierry Duchamp, star of French national soccer team
Arno Durand, French sports reporter
Sister Angela Edwards, former principal of St. John the Baptist School
Matteo Gallo, Prime Minister of Italy
Alain Gautier, corrupt interior minister sent to prison by Yves Pruet
Harbin, doorman at The Hideaway
"Ricky" Lanh Hu, Vietnamese-American thug, works for Horatio Bao
Jeremy Kalman, U.S. Secretary of State
Gordon Kendrie, Prime Minister of Canada
Norvin Kimbrough, Prime Minister of United Kingdom
Glenn Kinnard, retired CPD cop
John Kinsale, Georgine & Patrick, three people in search of a pastor
Erika Kirsch, Cancellor of Germany
President Ku, president of Republic of South Korea
Musette Ky, Deke's mother
Emilie LaBelle, Glenn Kinnard's daughter
Suzanne LaBelle, Glenn Kinnard's late wife
Clarence Lee, Minister Counselor of U.S. Embassy, Paris
Paul Legard, U.S. Ambassador to France
Paul Leroux, a witness to a crime
Diana Martel, the Undertaker's girlfriend
MarJean Mathers, switchboard operator at U.S. embassy in Paris
Anson Merriman, Robert's younger brother, a high-end lobbyist
Caresse Montaigne, French hair stylist
Rev. Francis Nguyen, Deke's cousin
Sylvie Nguyen, Francis Nguyen's late mother
Agneta Novak, Eva's dying mother
Eva Novak, Bishop O'Menehy's secretary
Bishop O'Menehy, archbishop of Arlington, VA diocese
Giles Pembroke, a London bookie
Talbert Perkins, Deke's father
Yves Pruet, French investigating magistrate
Michael Quigley, Sweetie's older cousin
Alexandru and Ana Régis, gypsy kids, married couple
Odo Sacripant, Pruet's Corsican bodyguard
Jean-Louis Severin, president of France
Aubine Severin, the French president's ex-wife
Prime Minister Sugiyama, Prime Minister of Japan
Ronan Walsh, tough-guy friend of Harbin
Benton Williams, Rev. Burke Godfrey's lawyer

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The K Street Killer [Book #3]

James J. (Jim) McGill, Second husband of President Patricia Darden Grant, aka The President's Henchman
Patricia Darden Grant,
President of the United States, former Congresswoman, wife of James J. McGill, widow of Andrew Hudson Grant
Margaret "Sweetie" Sweeney,
Jim McGill's investigative partner, former police partner
Galia Mindel,
President Grant's chief of staff
Celsus Crogher,
Secret Service Agent in charge of White House Security Detail
Donald (Deke) Ky,
Jim McGill's personal Secret Service bodyguard
Leo Levy,
McGill's personal (armed) driver, former NASCAR driver
Carolyn (McGill) Enquist,
first wife of Jim McGill
Lars Enquist,
Carolyn's second husband
Abbie McGill (18),
daughter of Jim McGill and Carolyn Enquist
Kenny McGill (14),
son of Jim McGill and Carolyn Enquist
Caitie McGill (12),
daughter of Jim McGill and Carolyn Enquist
Andrew Hudson Grant,
President Grant's late husband, billionaire philanthropist
Clare Tracy,
Jim McGill's college sweetheart
Putnam Shady,
Margaret Sweeney's beau and landlord, a lobbyist
Captain Welborn Yates,
Air Force OSI, President Grant's (official) personal investigator
Kira Fahey,
Welborn Yates' fiancée, White House staffer
Mather Wyman,
Vice President of the United States, Kira Fahey's uncle
Edwina Byington,
Personal secretary to the President
Artemus Nicolaides,
White House physician
Dikran "Dikki" Missirian,
Landlord of McGill Investigations, Inc.
Rep. Zachary Garner (D-VA),
Member of the House of Representatives, Kenny McGill's new friend
Erna Godfrey,
anti-abortion activist, incarcerated murderer of Andrew Hudson Grant, wife of Rev. Burke Godfrey
Rev. Burke Godfrey,
Pastor of Salvation's Path Church, husband of Erna Godfrey
Derek Geiger,
Republican Speaker of the House
Harlo Geiger,
Derek Geiger's wife
Brad Attles,
Derek Geiger's divorce lawyer
Rockelle Bullard,
homicide lieutenant, Washington Metro PD
Marvin Meeker,
Metro homicide detective
Big Mike Walker,
aka Beemer, Metro homicide detective
Chana Lochlan,
Former reporter for WorldWide News, Jim McGill's first client as a private investigator
Sir Edbert Bickford,
CEO of WorldWide News global media empire
Hugh Collier,
Sir Edbert's nephew, senior VP of WorldWide News
Ellie Booker,
producer for WorldWide News
Elspeth Kendry,
Secret Service Special Agent, McGill's threat assessment coordinator
Roger Michaelson,
U.S senator (D-OR), the President's political nemesis
Bob Merriman,
Senator Michaelson's former chief of staff, candidate for Senate
Anson Merriman,
Robert Merriman's brother, a high-end lobbyist
Linley Boland,
car thief

The Last Ballot Cast [Book #4 — Part 1 and Part 2]

James J. (Jim) McGill, 2nd husband of President Patricia Darden Grant, aka The President's Henchman
Patricia Darden Grant, President of the United States, former Congresswoman, wife of Jim McGill, widow of Andrew Hudson Grant
Margaret "Sweetie" Sweeney,
Jim McGill's investigative partner, former police partner
Putnam Shady,
lobbyist, landlord and lover of Margaret Sweeney
Galia Mindel,
Chief of Staff to President Grant
Stephen Norwood,
Galia Mindel's Chief of Staff, campaign manager for President Grant's relection campaign
Edwina Byington,
the president's personal secretary
Mather Wyman,
Vice President, Kira's Fahey Yates' uncle
Celsus Crogher,
Secret Service Agent in charge of White House Security Detail
Elspeth Kendry,
Secret Service Special Agent
Donald "Deke" Ky,
McGill's Secret Service bodyguard
Leo Levy,
McGill's armed driver, ex NASCAR
Carolyn [McGill] Enquist,
first wife of Jim McGill
Lars Enquist,
Carolyn's [McGill] second husband
Abbie McGill,
oldest child of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn, student at Georgetown Univeristy
Kenny McGill,
middle child, only son of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Caitie McGill,
youngest child of Jim McGill and his first wife Carolyn
Andrew Hudson Grant,
President Grant's 1st husband [murdered]
Captain Welborn Yates,
Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Kira Fahey Yates,
wife of Welborn Yates
Artemus Nicolaides,
White House physician
Clare Tracy,
Jim McGill's college sweetheart
Dikran "Dikki" Missirian,
McGill's business landlord
Sir Robert Reed,
Welborn Yates' British father
Carina Linberg,
USAF colonel, retired
Liesl Eberhardt,
Kenny's first girlfriend
Chana Lochlan,
television reporter; source of leaks from WorldWide News
Admiral David Dexter,
Chairman of the Join Chiefs
Byron DeWitt,
FBI Deputy Director
Daryl Cheveyo,
CIA officer, Damon Todd's agency contact
Michael Jaworsky,
U. S. Attorney General
Linda Otani,
Deputy U. S. Attorney General
Rev. Burke Godfrey,
Pastor of Salvation's Path Church, husband of Erna
Erna Godfrey,
anti-abortion activist, incarcerated murderer; wife of Rev. Burke Godfrey
Benton Williams,
lawyer for Rev. Godfrey
Sir Edbert Bickford,
CEO of global media empire WorldWide News
Hugh Collier,
nephew of Sir Bickford, works for WorldWide News
Ellie Booker,
producer for WorldWide News
Damon Todd,
deranged psychotherapist [aka Dan Templeton]
Arn Crosby,
"retired" member of CIA
Olin Anderson, "
retired" member of CIA
Linley Boland,
auto thief [aka Jackie Richmond]
Alice Tompkins,
[aka Mary] owner of Mango Mary's bar in Key West
Tom T. Wright,
billionaire and Super Pac contributor
Reynard Dix,
Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC)
Henry Melchior,
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)

Elected Officials and Staff
Charles Talbert,
Senator from Indiana, Republican [retiring]
Sheryl Kimbrough,
professor at Indiana University, Republican elector from Indiana
Cassidy Kimbrough,
daughter of Sheryl Kimbrough
Howard Hurlbert,
Senator from Mississippi, Republican, co-sponsor of SOMA
Merilee Parker,
press secretary for Sen. Howard Hurlbert; one of Galia Mindel's spies
Bobby Beckley,
Sen Hurlbert's campaign manager and chief of staff
Derek Geiger,
deceased Republican Speaker of the House
Roger Michaelson,
Senator from Oregon, Democrat
Bob Merriman,
former Chief of Staff to Senator Michaelson; running for Senate
John Wexford,
Senator from Michigan, Democrat, Senate Majority Leader
Richard Bergen,
Senator from Illinois, Democrat, assistant to Senator Wexford
Marlene Berman,
Representative from New York, Democrat, House minority leader
Diego Paz,
Representative from California, Democrat, assistant to Marlene Berman
Peter Profitt,
Representative from North Carolina, Republican, House Majority Leader
Darrin Neff,
Senator from South Carolina, [Republican]
Jim McKee,
Senator from North Carolina, [Republican]
Beau Brunelle,
Senator from Louisiana, [Republican]
Dan Crockett,
Senator from Tennessee, [Republican]
Jean Morrissey,
Governor of Minnesota, [Democrat]
Frank Morrissey,
Governor Morrissey's brother and lawyer
Eugene Rinaldo,
Governor of New York [Democrat]
Edward Mulcahy,
Governor of Illinois [Democrat]
Lara Chavez,
Governor of California [Democrat]
John Patrick Granby,
Secretary of State from New Hampshire
Paul Brandstetter,
Secretary of State from Iowa
Charles Delmain,
Secretary of State from South Carolina
Alberto Calendri,
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Titus Hawkins,
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

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Starting with book #5, the characters are listed in alpha order by last name

Edward Baxter, senior VP, commercial realty
Giles Benedict, artist, forger, fugitive conman
Richard Bergen, Democrat Senator from Illinois; assistant majority leader
Rutger Bierman, German jihadi
Gawayne Blessing, White House head butler
Philip Brock, Democrat Congressman from Pennsylvania
Tyler Busby, American billionaire and art collector
Edwina Byington, the president's personal secretary
Arlo Carsten, ex-NASA project manager
Gabriella "Gabbi" Casale, artist, former regional security officer, U.S. Embassy, Paris
Gianni Casale, Gabbi Casale's brother; owner of the building where she paints
Celsus Crogher, retired Secret Service Agent
Byron DeWitt, Deputy Director of the FBI
Deirdre "Didi" DiMarco, MSNBC news show host
Darren Drucker, American billionaire, art collector, co-founder of ShareAmerica
Carolyn [McGill] Enquist, first wife of Jim McGill
Lars Enquist, Carolyn's second husband
Elvie Fisk, daughter of militia leader Harlan Fisk
Harlan Fisk, commander of The First Michigan Militia
Laurent Fortier/René Simonet, French art thief
Cathryn Gorman, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department
Patricia Darden Grant, President of the United States, second wife of Jim McGill
Andrew Hudson Grant, (deceased), philanthropist, the president's first husband
Jeremiah Haskins, Director of the FBI
Langston Hobart, Yves Pruet's American cousin
Sen. Howard Hurlbert (R-MS), founder of True South Party
Sissy & Emory Jenkins, Putnam Shady's foster parents
LuAnne Jenkins, (deceased), daughter of Sissy & Emory
Bahir Ben Kalil, personal physician to the Jordanian ambassador to the U.S.
[SAC] Elspeth Kendry, head of the Presidential Protection Detail
Sheryl Kimbrough, Republican elector from Indiana
Duvessa Kinsale, New York art gallery owner
Donald "Deke" Ky, Jim McGill's personal bodyguard
Gaspar Lambert, archivist of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Leo Levy, Jim McGill's personal driver
Charles Louvel, Pruet family employee
Père Louvel, French cleric, brother of Charles Louvel
Craig MacLaren, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Louis Marra, NYPD Detective
Jim McGill, president's husband, aka The President's Henchman
Abbie McGill, oldest child of Jim McGill and Carolyn Enquist
Caitie McGill, youngest child of Jim McGill and Carolyn Enquist
Kenny McGill, middle child of Jim McGill and Carolyn Enquist
Tommy Meeker, regional security officer U.S. Embassy, Paris, friend of Gabbi
Bob Merriman, Senator [D, OR]
Roger Michaelson, (formerly Senator D-OR) Patti's foremost political nemesis
Galia Mindel, White House chief of staff
Dikran "Dikki" Missirian, McGill's business landlord
Alison Monahan, acting chairwoman of the Grant Foundation
Jean Morrissey, Vice President of the U.S.
Desmond Edward Mulchrone, (deceased) brother of George Mulchrone
George Mulchrone, retired Catholic priest
David Nathan, Director of the Secret Service
Mark Naughton, personal friend of Jean Morrissey, headmaster of Cameron School
Artemus Nicolaides, White House physician
Stephen Norwood, White House deputy chief of staff
Merilee Parker, former press secretary for Senator Howard Hurlbert, Galia's spy
Peter Profitt, Speaker of the House
Augustin Pruet, Yves Pruet's father
Yves Pruet, French investigating magistrate
Nathaniel Ranson, American high tech billionaire, art collector
Joan Renshaw, irector of The Andrew Hudson Grant Foundation
Osgood Riddick, FBI special agent on art crime team
Odo Sacripant, Pruet's Corsican bodyguard
Putnam Shady, head lobbyist of ShareAmerica, Sweetie's husband
Maxine "Maxi" Shady, orphan daughter of Putnam's brother, Lawton, and LuAnne Jenkins (8 yrs)
Margaret "Sweetie" Sweeney, McGill's longtime friend and police partner; Putnam's wife
[Major General] Amos Stokes, Commander of the Military District of Washington
John Wexford, Senator [D, MI], majority leader of the Senate
Ethan Winger, art prodigy and art forgery analyst
Mather Wyman, Political consultant, the president's first VP, Kira's uncle
Kira [Fahey] Yates, Political consultant, Welborn Yates' wife, Mather Wyman's niece
Welborn Yates, the president's personal (official) investigator, Air Force captain

Book 6 characters [in production]