But when Dru comes back into his life, Rory’s not sure which poses the greater threat: protecting her from third world thugs who want to silence her permanently—or allowing the one woman who captured his heart years ago to embrace him forever.
This week Wild Women Authors has featured the men who play a large role in our latest release, Vengeance Is Mine. We've left the best for last, sort of, and introduce Rory McElroy [no, not the golfer] from Embraceable You.
Tell us how you came to attend the 25th reunion of the Class of 1990 at Summerville High. The County Manager called the office and ordered me to provide one-on-one security for the person who would receive this year's Eastman Award who also happened to be a member of the Class of '90. A smart man does not say no to the man who appointed you to your current position.
Always a smart move to keep the big bosses happy. Amen, sister. I may not have voted for him, but he does sign my paychecks. With a kid going off to college next year, I appreciate having money deposited into my checking account on a regular basis.
You have a child? Yep. Molly. Seventeen going on thirty. She's the cause of the premature gray in my hair. Looking at schools in New York City. Wouldn't consider staying home and commuting to the U. Nuh uh not my girl.
You are the Sheriff of Bison County. What made you choose law enforcement for a career? It gave me the opportunity to wear a gun legally and keep the peace. Plus, I like all the paraphernalia we cops have to wear on our belts. Lets us strut our stuff.
Hah! What movies have had an impact on your life? Major League and Bull Durham because I like baseball and I like watching films that make me laugh out loud. While I was waiting for Druzilla to come back to me, I watched The Official Story, a foreign film about the consequences of Argentina's Dirty War. It helped me understand why Dru is so driven to do some of the things she does.
What did you take away from it? Parts of it focused on Las Madres de la Plaza, the mothers and wives of los desaparicidos, ordinary citizens who were taken from their homes or businesses in the middle of the night by a bunch of thugs acting under the direction of the military junta. We're talking religious sisters and priests, activist students, university educators, journalists. Their survivors, women now in their seventies and eighties, still march through the streets of Buenos Aires each week, wearing white scarves and carrying posters with pictures of the missing. The movie shows the power of perseverance, a reminder to those in power that what was done to innocents in the name of political oppression will never be forgotten. Powerful stuff.
What's the best piece of advice you ever received? I was raised in a violent home. After my grandparents rescued me and my sister and brought us to Summerville, they drilled into me the need to stand up for myself and others no matter the personal consequences. Right is might and all that stuff. I guess that's why I became a cop.
What's up next for you? Convincing Dru Horvath to settle down with me in Summerville and keep me from turning into a Helicopter Dad after Molly goes off to college.
Good luck. Thanks. Dru fills that empty spot in my heart.
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