The Freeman s Oath By Joseph F. Newman
Meet Jonathan Gray, 27, a struggling Boston rare book dealer. The accidental death of his parents three years ago has him casting about, trying to uphold his father’s legacy. Meanwhile, Mercedes, an alluring attorney with whom Jon has a one-night stand, threatens to become an actual real girlfriend. Which might be problematic, since Jessie, the one girl Jon has ever loved—whom he dumped with spectacular quickness after his parents’ death, but who can blame a guy stunted by grief?—has suddenly reappeared on the scene. Jon’s in trouble. He needs to grow up, fast, or lose everything. There might be a way out. When an old customer shows up with a long-lost and exceedingly puritanical document, the Oath of a Free-man, the hope of a huge sale gives Jon one chance to save the business and redeem himself.