Holding Out : Lauren Fontaine is a thirty-six-year-old financial wizard and single mother with a wicked wit and a tenacious sense of right and wrong. Like many other women, she is outraged when the wife of the chief justice of the supreme Court commits suicide after years of spousal abuse-and the "good old boys" in congress refuse to impeach the offender. Unlike most of them, she does something about it. When Lauren suggests that every woman in America refuse to have sex until the judge is removed from the court, her proposed sex strike seeps the nation, and she soon finds herself pitted against almost every man in the country-and unwittingly placed at the center of the most controversial event in the history of the women's movement. HC, 427 pages.