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Characters By Chapter
Jeffrey Hale
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1   Five p.m.
 Wren McElroyHugh's daughter.
 Olive LemayOne of the hostages.
 Bex  Wren's aunt.
 George GoddardHostage taker.
 Mabel  George's mother.
 Mike KearnsPastor at Eternal Life Church.
 Hugh McElroyDetective at the Jackson Police Department. Hostage negotiation unit.
 Joe QuandtSWAT commander.
 Joy PerryOne of the hostages.
 Janine DeguerreAnti-abortion protestor disguised as a pregnant woman.
 Izzy WalshER nurse at Baptist Memorial.
 Louie WardCenter's obstetrician..
 Thomas AquinasItalian philosopher.
 Allen  Anti-abortion activist.
 Parker  Izzy boyfriend.
   Thibodeau Police officer.
   JonesSWAT team member.
 Ellie  One of Joe Quandt's daughters.
 Kate  One of Joe Quandt's daughters.
   CollinsPolice detective.
 Miss EssieLouie's former neighbor.
 Sebby CheriseHedge witch.
 Marie LaveauThe voodoo priestess.
 Mr. BouffetThe mayor.
 Rachel Greenbaum Center's administrative assistant.
 Vonita  The Center's owner.
 Beth  Charged with homicide for abortion.
 Mandy DuVilleBeth's lawyer.
 Annabelle  Wren's mother.
 Elizabeth Lil GoddardGeorge's daughter. Aka: Lil, Beth.
2   Four p.m.
 Lila RoseOne of the activists.
 Ben  Janine's brother.
 Galahad  Ben's dog
 Norma McCorveyPlaintiff in the landmark American legal case Roe v. Wade.
 Jane RoeNorma's pseudonym
 Martin Luther King, Jr. American Baptist minister and activist.
 George TillerOne of the doctors who'd been murdered by activists.
 David GunnOne of the doctors who'd been murdered by activists.
 John BrittonOne of the doctors who'd been murdered by activists.
 Barnett SlepianOne of the doctors who'd been murdered by activists.
 Rosie  Joy's best friend.
 Joe  Responsible for Joy's pregnancy.
   MonroePolice Chief.
 Rennie GibbsFacing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy.
 Willie CorkAssistant District Attorney.
 Purvi PatelIndian American sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide.
 Bei Bei ShuaiCharged with murder for eating rat poison while pregnant.
 Regina McKnightBlack woman who was convicted of homicide by child abuse.
3   Three p.m.
 Ryan  Wrens boyfriend.
 Peg  Olive's wife.
 Dick  State trooper.
 Steve  Mandy's husband.
 Lola HardingWren's acquaintance.
 Greta  George's ex-wife.
4   Two p.m.
 Pepper  Annabelle's childhood dog's name.
 Paula  Hugh's secretary.
 Cliff Wargeddon Annabelle's lover.
 Rowan  One of Joy's childhood friends.
 Leon  One of Joy's childhood friends.
 Foxy  Leon's dog.
 Ed  One of Joy's childhood friends.
 Graves  Joy's mother's boyfriend.
 Darla  Joy's former neighbor.
 Devon  The other foster kid with Joy.
 Mariah  Joe's wife.
 Alex  The suicide jumper saved by Hugh.
 Nathan RaymondPolice officer. Mandy's cousin.
   PinotCourt judge.
 Tessie  One of Beth's co-workers at the grocery store.
 Ann  One of the customers at the grocery.
 Rule  One of Beth's co-workers at the grocery store.
 Mr. RunyonBeth's boss.
 John SmithOne of the customers at the grocery.
 Susannah  Church volunteer.
 Mina  Wren's friend.
 Neil deGrasse TysonAmerican astrophysicist.
 Earlene  Pastor Mike's wife.
5   One p.m.
 Holly  One of the activists.
 Margaret  One of the activists.
 Ethel  One of the activists.
 Wanda  One of the activists.
 Raynaud  One of the activists.
 Mark  One of the activists.
 Davis  Young minister.
 Rusty  Reverend from Operation Save America.
 Maria  Woman from pregnancy crisis center.
6   Noon
 Helen  Dispatch personnel.
 Harriet  One of the nurses at the center.
 Bras CoupĂ©The most famous runaway slave in Louisiana. Aka: Squire.
  William de BuysSquire's owner.
  Samara  The toddler Joy used to babysit.
  Glorietta  Samara's mother.
  Alice  Church member who had an abortion.
  Monica  Janine's friend.
  Saheed  Wren's childhood friend.
7    Eleven a.m.
  Donna  A nun.
  Tom  Parker's father.
  Graciela  Social worker.
  Fiona  Janine's fake ID name.
  Jayla  Beth's nurse.
  Harry Van GeldThe selectman.
  Eric RudolphAmerican terrorist convicted for a series of bombings across US.
  Lenny  Sandwich store owner.
8    Ten a.m.
  Shirley JacksonAmerican writer.
9    Nine a.m.
  Ms. BeckettWren's teacher.
  Mr. HanlonGym teacher.
10    Eight a.m.
  Levon MonelleThe baby in the nursery.
  Courtney  Flight attendant.
A Spark of Light suggested by Terry Harvey