Hard work had made Jeremiah rich: at the age of forty-four he was one of the wealthiest mining barons in America. When he married the captivating Camille - less than half his age - he was looking for more than love. He was looking for a woman to found a great family. And for that family he built a mansion: Thurston House. The vast mansion was the finest in the city - a palace for a prince, a princess and their children. In bricks and mortar, turrets and columns, it symbolised the great power of the new dynasty it was to house. Manx generations would live and love and die in Thurston House. Each generation would ask itself whether money alone can buy happiness, a family and love.
Cody Thurston is working his usual shift at the rough East London pub he calls home. When a group of out-of-towners walk in looking for trouble, Thurston sends them on their way using some not-so-gentle persuasion.As a former special forces operative in the Australian military, Thurston can handle trouble. But these men are more dangerous than he realises, and the actions they take will leave Thurston homeless, alone and seeking revenge.