The Face Man
Torrance Grayson has forged a solid independent journalism career with help from his friend and mentor, Felix Salinger, and he’s relished being the face of the Salinger crew, exposing the corruption of the powerful while keeping his friends safe in their anonymity. But being face to face with the worst in the world takes its toll, and when Tor has a moment of weakness, it’s the Salingers who come to bail him out.
During his recovery, Tor makes friends with the household’s confident, charismatic young chef, Marco. Their quiet conversations make Marco more and more reluctant to confront Tor on the grave mistake the man is about to make in his current exposé—a mistake that can harm Marco’s loud, boisterous family irrecoverably.
Tor is more than willing to listen—and to correct any mistakes. He’s seen graphic proof that he’s not infallible, and he’ll go to any lengths to avert tragedy. But as Tor works toward the truth of what’s happening with Marco’s family, Marco begins to develop deep suspicions about the people they both work for. Torrance Grayson is in deep with the Salingers, and Marco isn’t sure he should know any more than necessary about people who seem to be great bosses but shady citizens.
In order to help Marco, Tor needs to trust him—and that means to trust him with the truth of the Salinger Crew, as well as with his heart. But in a world of capers and crimefighting, trust, it appears, is worth more than gold and jewels. Tor can expose crime and injustice with impunity, but can he expose his heart to Marco, a man who desperately wants in?