I thought it might be fun to do character sketches of some of the people in my upcoming release, One Last Heist. Up first is Mack, who’s visual inspiration is featured in the cover (the lovely Stuart Reardon.) So, here we go.
Full Name: Gregor Tempest McKay Ueda-Easton
He was named for several family heroes–all unsavoury pirate figures from the 1800s.
Several. All pirate-related–an old ship, antique compass/map.
Outside of his husband Toshiro? Jude is definitely his closest friend.
What is he afraid of?
Losing his sight.
He has an inherited degenerative disease which has slowly been stealing his vision and will eventually cause him to be at least legally blind if not fully so. He’s terrified of being unable to do what he loves most–planning and complete grand heists.
What motivates him?
The thrilling of successfully stealing. Mack particularly enjoys being able to return war plunder to their original owners (or their families.) It makes him feel like Robin Hood.
He also strives to honour the pirate legacy that goes back for generations in his family.
What does he like to do?
Short answer: His husband.
Long answer: His husband up against a wall, across a bed, over a couch, etc.
You get the idea.
Where has he been?
All over the world.
What does he lie to himself about?
That his sight isn’t being to deteriorate.
What would you like to know about Mack?