An existence spent being forced to kill others to satiate a monster.
Where the only thing to look forward to was the blessed, if brief, period of time between paying that bribe.
Except that very same monster is and isn’t Rene.
It just happened to live inside his own mind and force him to do what it wanted. Rather than being an actual monster.
That was Rene’s entire life until a fateful day changed that. Where he died in a mission gone wrong.
When he met the Watcher in the afterlife, and took on a new life. A life of idyllic bliss that involved having a family.
Until he was kidnapped and taken to a new city. A city where Rene broke free, set down roots, opened a business, an orphanage, an underground gang, and began taking over.
Rene has become the Hood, the Mask, and young Anatolis all in one.
Where he continues to take more power with the Anatolis bankroll, his blade, or someone else’s blood.
Except as he gains more power, he becomes more of a target.
With every day, more people are targeting one of his lives and what they can take from him.
The city is about to be pitched head-first into the front lines of more than one fight to the death.
It has no idea, and it’s one true defender is a serial-killer turned hitman who became a bounty-hunting money-lender that moonlights as a gang leader.
All before the month is over.
Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is as tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.