Love before law is the story of Matthew O’Bannon, a successful businessman who has appeared seemingly overnight. No one knows his story and no one knows that he has spent most of his adult life running from a dark secret. He falls in love with a beautiful, young woman, gains a new family, and things seem to be working out exactly the way he has always imagined. However, when his sins from the past catch up to him, and the people around him begin turning up dead, he has little time to find the killer before everything he has gained may be taken away, including his life. Everyone is expected to obey the law, but sometimes, we must put Love Before Law.
Vengeance Before Virtue is the next chapter in the story of Matthew O’Bannon, a vigilante turned businessman whose world was turned upside down in the introductory novel in the series, Love Before Law. This new story follows Matthew as he, Andi, and little Riley return to Matt’s hometown of Council Grove, Kansas. Expecting to reunite with his family, Matt could never have predicted what he will find. His family in shambles, their trust for him gone forever, and a lurking presence of someone who knows a little too much about his past. It begins as just a feeling, but when bodies turn up, he is forced to turn back to his primitive instincts. Protect the ones he loves at all costs. Is he willing to pay the ultimate price to keep them safe, and is he willing to deal the ultimate punishment again? These questions are accompanied by unending twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Everyone wants the picture-perfect life, free from chaos and danger, but sometimes danger finds us. Sometimes, the unthinkable finds the ones we love, and sometimes, we must put Vengeance Before Virtue.
What is left in a man when everything he holds dear is taken? Only rage. Matthew O’Bannon believed his troubles were over. With his sister back in his life and Riley and Andi waiting for him at home, nothing is left to stand in his way. He can finally see the light at the end of what has been decades of a dark tunnel, until he returns home to Chicago and discovers the unthinkable. With Claire having escaped from the asylum, and one of his greatest fears having come true, he finds himself in a race against time to stop her before she finishes what she stared. Taking everything that he holds dear. He enters into an alliance with an unlikely partner to catch Claire and whoever is helping her, all while Matt is being pursued by a new predator, Detective Diana Fisher. She is convinced of his guilt in crimes he could never commit and will not rest until she brings him to her standard of justice. He has spent his life trying to overcome his rage and there nothing more he wants in the world than redemption for what has happened to the ones he loves, but sometimes one must put Rage Before Redemption.