The Flesh Cartel #6: Brotherhood - Rachel Haimowitz,  Heidi Belleau Nikolai is the Master of Manipulation. Hands down, without a doubt, nobody can pull one off like he can.

I can’t even believe how he totally played Mat & Dougie and they had no idea! Not even Mat, who has more of a sense of reality than Dougie, at the moment.

Dougie. *sob*

That last line was… heartbreaking. I hope Dougie's not lost to Nikolai forever.

I just want a tiny, little, smidgen of hope that these guys will make it through and that Nikolai will DIE a long and painful death.