Tag Archives: Retribution

Character Portrait: Zach

Full Name: Zachary Quinn

Occupation: Master hacker / high school student

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Black

Eyes: Blue

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 140 lbs

Hobbies: Computer anything, video games, delicately applying eyeliner

Background: Zach has spent all of his life so far in the Seattle area, where he lives in the suburbs with his mom. After mastering every conceivable hack for his PlayStation 4 and X-Box One, he graduated to building his own supercomputers in his room while covertly hacking other people’s systems for fun, and a little cash on the side. One of his regular clients is the tightly-wound P.I. Valentine Shepherd. Hey, it’s better than working at McDonald’s.

Beneath the Surface: Despite his Goth look, Zach is a good kid who keeps out of trouble in the physical world (the cyber world is another matter…). When he graduates from high school, he plans to work for Google or Microsoft, or maybe another start-up in the area who could use his particular set of skills. Wherever he goes, he needs to stick near his mom. He’s all she has, you know?

Appears in: Retribution

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Character Portrait: Ginger

Full Name: Eugene Westford

Occupation: Westford Company Regional Shipping Manager

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Red

Eyes: Green

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 160 lbs

Hobbies: Drinking, attending wild parties, mooching off his parents

Background: Eugene – nicknamed Ginger for obvious reasons – is Abby’s brother. Though many people would consider him unemployed given how little work he actually does, he technically works for his father as the regional manager of several warehouses in the Seattle area.

Beneath the Surface: Ginger spent most of his life in his sister’s shadow, since she was always the “good one” while he was the “loser.” Eventually he embraced the moniker, and now prioritizes sex, drugs, and partying above all else. Still, he sticks close to his sister because she’s the only person who treats him with any semblance of respect.

Appears in: Retribution

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Character Portrait: Abby

*WARNING: This post contains mild spoilers for people who haven’t read Vengeance or Retribution yet*

Full Name: Abigail Westford

Occupation: Philanthropist

Gender: Female

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Blond

Eyes: Blue

Height: 5′ 6″

Weight: 120 lbs

Hobbies: Pilates, attending charity events, ignoring the obvious

Background: As the daughter of a wealthy shipping magnate, Abby was part of Max’s rich circle of acquaintances. She met Max at a charity event for disadvantaged children a few months after the strange events at the Pacific Science Center. Though they didn’t know each other long, they bonded over their shared love of giving back to the community, and she happily accepted Max’s marriage proposal. Convinced he was really a good man despite what her father thought of him, she knew she could rehabilitate his bad boy image.

Beneath the Surface: Though Abby loves Max, and he says he loves her, she knows there’s still something between him and the P.I. who helped clear him of his father’s murder months ago. But Max shuts down whenever she tries to pry info about the mysterious Val out of him, claiming it’s over and he just wants to move on. In fact, there’s a part of him he won’t let Abby see, seeding in her doubts about the future of their relationship.

Appears in: Retribution

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Character Portrait: Lucien

Full Name: Lucien Christophe

Occupation: Pharmaceuticals Magnate

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Blond

Eyes: Blue

Height: 6′ 2″

Weight: 205 lbs

Hobbies: Acting, throwing parties, making new and exciting drugs

Background: Lucien comes from France, where he studied medicine and physiology. He owns pharmaceutical companies around the world, and jet-sets between continents wheeling and dealing in experimental medications and drugs – legal and illegal.

Beneath the Surface: Lucien loves a challenge, especially when it comes to unraveling the mysteries of the body and mind. His appetite for knowledge is insatiable. Paired with his medical genius, he’s a regular Louis Pasteur…or Victor Frankenstein.

Appears in: Retribution

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Character Portrait: Michael

Full Name: Michael Beauford

Occupation: Chief Financial Officer of Carressa Industries

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 170 lbs

Hobbies: Poker, brunching, giving “tough love” advice

Background: Michael has been the CFO of Carressa Industries for about a decade. While serving on the company’s board of directors, through his keen ability to see people’s true colors he quickly determined who the real power behind the company was – the young Max.

Beneath the Surface: While Michael respected Lester Carressa as a shrewd businessman, he also understood that what made Lester a great businessman also made him a terrible father. Out of a strong sense of compassion, Michael always tries to be kind to Max in a way the boy’s father never was. He cares for the Carressa heir like his own son, even if Max doesn’t realize it.

Appears in: Vengeance, Retribution, Reckoning

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Character Portrait: Cassandra

*WARNING: This post contains mild spoilers for people who haven’t read Vengeance or Retribution yet*

Full Name: Cassandra

Occupation: Seer

Gender: Female

Sexual Orientation: Asexual

Hair: Black

Eyes: Blue

Height: 5′ 6″

Weight: 120 lbs

Hobbies: Endlessly thinking about the future, building strange machines

Background: Where Cassandra came from is a mystery; in fact, it’s not unlikely Cassandra herself doesn’t know. Val has only seen the woman in her visions, and even then Cassandra talks in riddles. She’s connected somehow to the secret and powerful organization known as Northwalk, but does she run it, or is she one of their pawns?

Beneath the Surface: Cassandra is a powerful Alpha Seer: someone who can see the future all the time. But she sees not just one future; she sees all possible futures. The never-ending flood of information has made her connection to reality tenuous, and she’s slowly slipping into insanity.

Appears in: Vengeance, Retribution, Reckoning

 

 

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Character Portrait: Dean

Full Name: Dean Price

Occupation: Lawyer

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Blond

Eyes: Brown

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 165 lbs

Hobbies: Listening to music, fishing, making bad decisions

Background: Dean became friends with Max’s mother, Lydia, when they were law students at the same college. Through Lydia, Dean met her husband, Lester, and began to work for Carressa Industries when the company was still in its infancy. Luckily for Dean, his law firm, Bombay and Price, was there for all of Carressa Industries’ legal needs just as the company’s fortunes began to take off. After Lester’s death, they provided Max with legal representation to ensure the heir to the billion-dollar company didn’t get railroaded by the police.

Beneath the Surface: Dean is very much a family man, putting great value on his relationships with his kin and friends. He was crushed when Lydia died in a car accident, and took a special interest in making sure Max grew up without want for anything. Though he knew Lester was a hard man, he figured it would make Max stronger.

Appears in: Vengeance

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Character Portrait: Gino

Full Name: Giovanni Dinapoli

Occupation: Career Criminal

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Bi

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 170 lbs

Hobbies: Drinking, gambling, preying on people’s insecurities

Background: The son of Italian immigrants, Gino grew up in Chicago and quickly became a regular in the criminal underworld, though organized crime has never been his bag. He prefers to work for himself, enjoying such fun activities as money laundering, fraud, identity theft, and occasionally a violent assault or gun charge to spice things up. He met Norman through mutual “friends,” and agree to lend his special skills to the colonel’s mayoral campaign.

Beneath the Surface: Gino loves to indulge in all the sinful pleasures earth has to offer, including booze, drugs, women…and men. His debauchery knows no bounds. Even though Gino’s primary goal is to get Norman elected, he takes a twisted pleasure in bringing out Norman’s dark side, and playing with more than just the colonel’s emotions.

Appears in: Vengeance

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Character Bio: Kitty

Full Name: Claire du Lothgard

Occupation: Max’s personal assistant / general “fixer”

Gender: Female

Sexual Orientation: Bi

Hair: Blond

Eyes: Blue

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 120 lbs

Hobbies: Dancing, jujitsu, …whatever you want her hobbies to be, baby

Background: Kitty’s background is a mystery, especially to the people closest to her. Max knows her as his personal assistant Kitty, Stacey knows her as her girlfriend Kat, and everyone else knows her as the most alluring woman they’ve ever met.

Beneath the Surface: Kitty knows her sex appeal is her greatest weapon, and she wields it viciously and without mercy. She works for someone, or some organization… Who or what that might be, she holds close to her perfect chest.

Appears in: Vengeance, Retribution, & Reckoning

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Character Bio: Delilah

Full Name: Delilah Barrister

Occupation: Housewife

Gender: Female

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Height: 5′ 5″

Weight: 125 lbs

Hobbies: Pilates, leading conservative Republican women’s groups, living in denial

Background: Delilah graduated from West Point, where she met her Norman. After serving her minimum commitment, she gave up her career aspirations in order to support her husband while he served in the Army, and later in his bid for Seattle mayor.

Beneath the Surface: To the outside world, Delilah stands by her man and does everything in her power to project the image of the perfect housewife. In reality, she’s just as ambitious as her husband and is itching for a chance to assume her own leadership role. She lives in denial about her husband’s sexuality, though she’s well aware of his hair-trigger temper and lives in fear of setting him off.

Appears in: Vengeance, Retribution, Reckoning

 

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