*The Pawn in Play is the first book in the new standalone series, The Elite Players. Read part one in Crimes of the Wicked:

A Limited Edition Criminal Mayhem Collective releasing August 17th.*



In this game played by Kings, they forget it’s the Queen that holds all the power.

Ripley Quinn
The game of life plays dirty and let’s just say I’m not on the winning side.

A dying mother. A shitty job. And a shattered vase. 
Three events that change everything.
When I fall into the Elite Players’- Paxton King’s- world, I do so in a very literal sense.
The darkness of their world hides Mafia wars and deadly coups, 
and I’m now in the middle of it all.

They offer me a ticket to a better life,
The price; be the final pawn in their grand scheme.
To play the role of a puppet and allow Paxton to control my strings.
And he knows exactly what strand to pluck to get me to play this game until the very bitter end.

Paxton King
That little green-eyed snake thinks she is the innocent in this story
But don’t be fooled by her trembling lips or pitiful pleas
Ripley Quinn might be able to pretend for a while
but she is just like the rest of us, driven by a need to survive; a hunger for control
and I am determined to prove to her that she is willing to kill to get what she wants

Money is the ultimate Power Play 
and right now, I hold the reins over her past...and her future.
What she doesn’t know is this game won’t end until the final shot rings.
And I intend for her to be the one pulling the trigger. 



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