Hamarsson and Dempsey #1
- Conspiracy Theory
Years of thankless police work have left Niall Hamarsson jaded and disillusioned with life . . . although it’s likely he’s been that way all along. The last straw lands when the DA refuses to try a case Niall worked for years to bring to justice. Within hours he finds himself heading to the only place he’s ever been able to call home—a place he knew he didn't belong.
Mat Dempsey returned to Piedras Island after his father’s death. These days he’s Island County’s sheriff. He’s happy enough, even if moving home from San Francisco effectively forced him back into the closet. Mat’s well-ordered universe collapses when a local’s body is discovered floating in the cold waters of Hidden Harbor’s marina. All hell breaks loose in the community, and accusations fly . . . all coinciding with Niall Hamarsson’s return.
Niall and Mat have a history, and it’s not one Mat’s proud of. He owes Niall an apology, even if it means getting down on his knees. However, Mat’s first priority is investigating the murder before his community tears itself apart.
Will the two men be able to work together to solve the case without their hearts getting in the way?
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Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Antihero, Coming Home, Hurt / Comfort, Uncommunicative Masculinity
Word Count: 67000
Setting: San Juan Islands, Washington State
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters