At three-thirty, Laurie waltzed off the elevator, arm in arm with a middle-aged woman in a red pantsuit. She wore understated makeup; her unfussy brown hair was anchored behind her ears. Nicola recognized her on sight: Maggie Sparks, former United States Senator.
Maggie Sparks is Laurie Sparks's mother and the former junior US Senator from Pennsylvania, known for avidly pushing for unilateral nuclear disarmament.
Maggie appears in Bias Cut. She is divorced from Laurie's father, who lives in France.