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Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) - Patricia Briggs

In the Columbia Basin, which included Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco as well as the smaller surrounding towns like Burbank and West Richland, every business the vampires considered under their jurisdiction (meaning anyone touched by the supernatural who was too powerful to stand against them) paid them protection money. And yes, just like the mob, the vampires only protect you from themselves.

 

Nice racket there! LOL