The past is a cruel master; it’ll rule you – or kill you.
At the influential age of sixteen, Irish American Declan Briggs was sent away from his home to Ireland, or the Emerald Isle, to ‘stay out of trouble’ with long distance relatives. However, nothing is greener on this side of the sea; a two-sided conflict tears the country apart. Communities are severed, families taken and torn apart. The rising tensions drag Declan into a dark unit where orders are given and expected to be carried out through a black balaclava. Very soon, Declan finds himself in over his head – and it follows him back as he flees back to America.
Young blood can stir up many enemies.
In the present day, Declan has reformed himself; co-owning his own security company with two trusted friends. There isn’t anything he isn’t armed to handle – until a country singer, Rhonda Glee, crash lands into his life as his latest client. She’s a beauty – and hellbent on making his job ten times harder than it has to be, challenging him at every end.
Declan isn’t the only one with a tainted past – bearing blood and bruises. Randi has a habit of running, but can Declan be honest about the ghost of his past – or risk their partnership slipping through his fingers?
The past has a firm grip – it’ll not let go without a fight.