University secretary Wendy Marek dreams of studying design in Paris, but she's pushed at every turn by her matchmaking father to marry and have kids; and the inheritance to support her dreams can only be claimed through marriage. Enter visiting mathematician Peter Havel who needs a work permit or green card to speak at the university. The idea of their marriage satisfies everyone…except the INS officer and bank employee who are dogging their every move, trying to prove that it's a sham. Kate Thomas's latest, CZECH MATE (4), is a sweet and sexy story packed with humor and terrific characters. Best of all, Ms. Thomas gives the old "marriage of convenience" plot a fresh spin!