The Cartel: The Apprentice, Volume 1
by EG Manetti
Where passion and duty collide: a woman in peril; a ruthless warrior; and a dangerous contract.
Lilian is brilliant, despised and one misstep away from execution for her father’s crimes. All that stands between her and destruction is the powerful warrior Lucius Mercio. In return for his protection, Lilian became Lucius’ apprentice, yielding control of her body, will, and intellect.
Ruthless, clever and ambitious, Lucius’ wealth, influence, and power are exceeded by few within the Twelve Systems. It is not sufficient. Lucius intends to take his Cartel to unimaginable heights with the aid of Lilian’s brilliance. He faces only one obstacle. Lucius must keep Lilian alive.