With: N.J. Walters
A drakon is the son of a pure-blooded dragon and a human woman. Born thousands of years ago, drakons are still alive and they are hunted. The Knights of the Dragon (who call them dragons instead of drakons) are a powerful, secret group whose sole purpose is to capture and control drakons. Working for these people is a dangerous proposition, especially when you have your own agenda. These are not the kind of people who take betrayal lightly. They all have secrets, the kind that people kill to protect.
Luther Henderson has his own reasons for working for a high-ranking member of the Knights. He knows he can’t trust anyone, least of all his boss’s personal assistant. Even knowing he can’t trust her, he knows he has to protect her.
Blood of the Drakon, Book 5
Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson, her boss’s new head of security.
Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he loves.
As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to share their secrets in order to survive.
For as much as he knew about the Knights, Luther knew it was only the tip of the iceberg. They didn’t share easily. Many of the men working beneath him didn’t know anything about the Knights. All they knew was they worked security for powerful people, the kind of people who didn’t allow mistakes or betrayals to go unpunished. Most of the men were former military who wanted the good wages they made and were used to following orders and not asking questions.
That worked out well for Temple and the other Knights.
Unfortunately, he had a sinking feeling Victoria would ask too many questions. Oh, she wouldn’t ask them directly. The woman was nothing if not intelligent. But she would ask them in her mind and that would drive her to seek answers.
He’d have to protect her.
The rightness of his decision settled over him, but he wasn’t entirely comfortable with it. How could he protect her and still infiltrate deeper into the inner realms of the Knights? He’d have to stay away from her, to keep her on the periphery of whatever was going to happen in Utah.
That was the safest way to handle the situation for both of them. But it wasn’t what he wanted. What he truly wanted was to take Victoria to his home, strip her out of her prim and proper suits, and discover what she wore beneath them. Would it be lace like he’d fantasized or white cotton? Did she wear pantyhose or stockings? These were things he wanted to know, needed to know until his blood practically simmered with impatience.
But he might have to live with the deprivation of never knowing. And that was a crime he could lay directly at Temple’s door. There would be a reckoning, an accounting for all the man’s crimes, but it wouldn’t happen today.
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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