This has been a WIP idea for a while and the more I think about it the more I think it's ridiculous, although it's a cool idea maybe. The MC is the leader of an ecoterrorist group in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. But, she actually works for the government. She doesn't engage in the activities but she does speaking tours, has written books, and manages a mailing list and basically uses seduction and her intellect to convince young men to use violence as a way to entrap them. Her father is from Dallas, Texas and their family comes from a long line of military intelligence. The idea thus far has been that he made sure she grew up in the Pacific Northwest so that from a young age she could build a believable profile within the liberal/leftist political culture. In other words, she was planted there as a military / national security project. I have imagined that the only way it would be possible to morally and politically craft her to do exactly as the father had planned would be to make sure he has an extremely good relationship with her while carefully controlling how she thinks about people in this culture. Home school is one option for this, but it might make it so she doesn't have the social skills to lead a political group and have such a successful public identity. The other is simply that he makes sure to explain to her from a very young age that most people around here are very mislead, that we need strong rulers to lead the sheep etc. He could also make sure, since the point is to get her on the inside of leftist grassroots culture by the time she's in her 20s, to let her know that although these people are misled that the best way to help them is by pretending to be one of them. I had in mind lots of theater training for this. Okay here's the question. Can this be made believable? Teens rebel. They want to steer the opposite direction from their parents' politics. They don't want to follow the exact course in life that their parents want them to. I imagine that at some point, this girl would begin to resent her dad because he's the only one in her life who believes things that everybody else around her thinks are crazy. How could very conservative and even bigoted politics be maintained for 20 years of someone's life when everybody else disagrees with you? Even more difficult, how could somebody hide their true thoughts and values from everyone? And the most difficult, could this girl become a young woman who is 100% loyal to this cause? Although it seems unlikely, we hear stories about extreme outliers all the time. Their stories are always very unique. What I think would make this work is that the father, and her upbringing in general, would have to be extremely controlled in a way that makes her seem like she needs to believe she is coming to conclusions about the world on her own. I'm reading Ender's Game right now and it gave me some ideas on how that could be done (no spoilers!). But... I wanna see what you think. thanks!!