The Freelancer by Brenda Hasse
Despite rumors of a restless spirit haunting the kingdom of Wildenham, Lord William accepts a mercenary contract to kill its lord.
Lord Clayborn’s only child, Lady Christine, has had many suitors, but vows to only marry for love.
In a neighboring kingdom, a notorious thief, Harlan, is ordered to travel to Wildenham and assassinate Lord Clayborn. He demands Lady Christine’s hand in marriage as payment.
Who will kill Lord Clayborn first? Will Lord William have the determination to fulfill his contract and return to his solitary lifestyle as a mercenary, or become the Lord of Wildenham?