A Matter of Will by Adam Mitzner
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 536 Kb
A Matter of Will : Will Matthews came to Wall Street with hopes and dreams of hitting it big. But things have not been going as expected. He’s on the verge of being fired when he meets the devilishly mysterious and fabulously wealthy Sam Abaddon.
Winning Sam’s business answers Will’s prayers, catapulting the young stockbroker into the privileged world of money and luxury. Not only that, but Will also has met his dream girl, ambitious attorney Gwen Lipton.
All at once, it seems as if Will’s life couldn’t get any better.
And it doesn’t.
When Will witnesses a shocking act of violence, his charmed new existence is revealed to be a waking nightmare as the truth about his benefactor—and his own complicity in criminal conduct—becomes devastatingly clear. As the noose draws tighter, Will faces an impossible choice: feast upon the poisonous fruit of his bloody business or defy his patron and face dire consequences.
Then again, maybe there’s a third option…
“That’s thirty-three, with tax,” the beer boy said.
The man handed him a crisp fifty and said, “It’s all for you.”
Then, turning toward Will, he raised his cup in a toast. “To the Devils.”
Will hesitated, wondering if “a man of loyalty and commitment” should toast a rival team, but then he decided that playing along would be good manners. He brushed his cup against the man’s, after which they both took a slug of beer. Out of his peripheral vision, Will saw that the woman had placed her cup on the ground without imbibing.
The man extended his hand. “Samuel Abaddon,” he said. His grip was firm, but not so strong he was trying to prove anything.
“Mr. Matthews, this is Evelyn Devereux,” Samuel Abaddon said.
“Eve,” she said, extending a delicate hand to Will. “Sam always likes to be so formal.”
Will took Eve’s hand in his, surprised by its softness. He wondered if it was because her skin was truly that supple, or if it had just been such a long time since he had experienced a woman’s touch that he was no longer familiar with the sensation.
“Pleasure,” he said, which wasn’t something he normally said when introduced to someone, especially a beautiful woman. He felt almost compelled to kiss the top of her hand, but when she broke their connection, he was extremely thankful that he hadn’t.”