In 2000, Special Forces soldier Laredo Wynn was dragged from the clutches of death, surviving to see both with the scars it wrought and the promise that someday he would make good on what happened.
Now sixteen years later, a call arrives in the middle of the night to call in that debt. The man on the other end has now ascended to a lofty position, with his sights set on the second highest seat in the land, and has a few things he needs wiped quickly and quietly from his resume.
Fighting every inner desire to turn and walk away, Laredo remembers that day from so long ago and the red it still signifies in his ledger, reluctantly agreeing to help with the assurance that once the task is done, the marker that has hung over his head for so long will finally be wiped away for good.
Packing a few items and leaving behind his quiet life on a ranch in West Texas, he drives to Chicago and attempts to do as asked, only for things to begin spiraling beyond his control the moment he arrives. Within days the lines between friend and enemy become blurred, forcing Laredo to do things he thought he’d left behind, and forcing him to ask just how far he is willing to go in the name of squaring what he owes…
This book, like many, was something that started from a single snippet and really grew from there. In this instance, that was the opening teaser, begging the question of what would happen if someone called and asked for something that you knew you couldn't say no to? From there came this tale of Laredo Wynn and others (Rae Sommers being one of the favorite characters I've written in quite a while).
Also, if the closing isn't enough of an indicator, I would not at all be surprised to see this cast, w/ their myriad skills, show up again…