Etienne Daurensbourg wanted to give his Mate, Julio Reyes a unique wedding gift so he set about finding Julio’s childhood friend, Richard Kerrigan who Julio believed was in the Chicago area.
Richard did live in Chicago and was in trouble. He lost his job as a bench engineer at Switched Power Systems for telling Congress about a dangerous defect in the power supply Switched Power manufactured to be installed in the Cougar II Troop Transport vehicle. Blowing the whistle about the replacement of the specified component in his design with a defective component that didn’t meet specifications earned Richard termination without reference and a place on the blacklist of who not to hire in the engineering world of the Midwest.
Because of his patriotism, Richard is stuck in a life of unrelenting poverty. With college loans to pay and unemployment gone, Richard is forced to take two jobs to pay his loans and rent on a furnished studio apartment in a bad neighborhood. He bags groceries at a small supermarket during the day and tends bar at a local dive at night. He kept his computer and cell phone and still prints out resumes, sending them out in hopes that someone will read the documentation he provides as to why he was terminated.
Unfortunately, Richard’s finances are not his only problem. He has a stalker, one Davin Kasun, a collection agent for the local Serbian mob. Kasun wants Richard and is becoming very aggressive in his persistence. Into this atmosphere rides Etienne’s Beta, Gilbert. Gilbert takes Richard to meet Julio at Red Oaks, Etienne’s estate in Highland Park. Here Julio introduces Richard to the Board of Garou Industries and Richard, a red-haired, green-eyed Celt finds his Mate in Julien Bellaire, the Director of Production and Quality Assurance for Garou.
Julien with the help of Julio and the other Mates and Alphas, convince Richard to come back to Manhattan as Julien’s intern, living with his mentor. When they take Richard back to his apartment to pack, Richard finds Davin Kasun on his doorstep. Kasun is quickly disposed of by Etienne and Julien’s Enforcers and taken back to Lutz’s Bar where Richard worked.
Richard happily goes back to New York with Julien and wakes up at Julien’s to find that Davin Kasun is dead and he is accused of murder. Julien seeks help to guard Richard from an unusual source, Don Ferone, the Italian Don from previous books. Dante Ferone’s step-son, Frankie is re-introduced and assists Julien to guard Richard at his townhome. The entire cast of characters must join to clear Richard’s name and convince him that he belongs at Julien’s side as an Alpha Mate.
This installment of the Werewolves of Manhattan sees the seventh of the eight members of the Garou Industries Board of Directors mated, leaving only Henri Giraud without a Mate. The Russian situation remains unresolved and two of the Alphas believe that Frankie Ferone belongs to one of the Betas. Book eight will be coming out soon.
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