King of Sin
Book 1, Las Vegas Syndicate
Michelle St. James
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Maxwell Cartwright just wants to have fun.
At least that’s what he tells himself as he works his way through every showgirl and high roller room in Vegas, burning through his trust fund and trying to forget the betrayal of his old friend Jason Draper.
Then Nico Vitale, head of the Syndicate, mentions the one thing that might prompt Max to action.
His best friend, Abby, may be in grave danger.
Abby Sterling is finally in control.
Breaking free of an abusive father wasn’t easy, but hard work, a college degree, and a job in the executive offices of her childhood friend Jason Draper’s casino has her feeling like she’s free of the past
But maintaining her friendship with both Max and Jason isn’t easy when the two men won’t even speak to each other, and things get even more complicated when Abby’s relationship with Max heats up in surprising ways.
As Max’s ties to the Syndicate deepen, he crosses his long held line with Abby, taking her to bed in spite of his promise never to risk their friendship.
Now Max is in over his head, with the Syndicate, Jason Draper, and the woman he’s loved his entire life. The only way out is to infiltrate Jason Draper’s DarkNet poker game — and save Abby from becoming collateral damage.
Best friend, lover, enemy.
Max is definitely not a mobster or has any desire to be but when he finds out that the one person who means the world to him may be in the crosshairs of the Las Vegas mob unknowingly, he has to make a decision. Abby has been friends with Max and Jason since they were kids but Max and Jason are now estranged due to a major betrayal by Jason. Problem is Abby is caught in the middle because she works for Jason and she and Max just started a romantic relationship. Max has decided to work with the Syndicate to bring down Jason and keep Abby safe but in unexpected twist, Jason burns Max once again and he may lose the one person who means the world to him. Max is now on a mission to destroy his enemy and all bets are off. Another outstanding story Michelle. Can’t wait for book 2.
King of Sin is a great book. Michelle knocked it out of the park on this one. Two used to be best friends go head to head over some shading dealings and the one woman they both want is caught in the middle, she makes her choice and the one she doesn't chose causes major havoc...A must read!!