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Mercyverse Businesses

This is a quick list of the all identified businesses in the Mercyverse. Major businesses have links that will lead to individual pages with expanded details

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Name: Alphabetical
IA: Initial Appearance or Mention (Book or Short Fiction) - Link will lead to series or short fiction summaries and snapshot.
Location:
Employer - Link will lead to individual character pages with expanded details.
Employees - Link will lead to individual character pages with expanded details.
Business Description

  • Broken Down by Series/Short Fiction with page notation

Major Mercyverse Businesses

Mercy Thompson Series

Hauptman Security

Hauptman Security
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: ,Washington & Los Alamos, New Mexico

Employer: Adam Hauptman
Employees
Butch
Carlos
Chris
Evan
Jim Gutstein
Joel Arocha | Fill-in Security Jobs
Hauptman Security (2+) Brooks Team
Hauptman Security (2+) Corolla
Hauptman Security Lawyer
Hauptman Security Marine
Hauptman Security (2+) Office
Kelly | Fill-in Security Jobs
Luke | Fill-in Security Jobs
Paul | Fill-in Security Jobs
Todd

Business Description
Moon Called

  • keeping the humans ignorant of the magic that lives among them is a specialized and lucrative business

Blood Bound

  • Adam developed a network of contacts after working for the government for forty-odd years49

Iron Kissed

  • has a lawyer on the payroll49

River Marked

  • until recently dealt primarily with government contractors; since the Reveal and Adam out as a werewolf to the general public, the business started to boom on other fronts04
  • actively looking for someone who could do most of the travelling but so far hadn't found the right person04

Silence Fallen

  • the firm had two or three charter companies that they used114

Storm Cursed

  • has two bases of operation that mostly did hush-hush government contracts07

Mercy's Garage

Mercy's Garage
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer: Mercy Thompson
Employees
Previous
Alan MacKenzie Frazier Deceased
Gabriel Sandoval
Sylvia Sandoval
Present
Tad Adelbertsmiter
Zee Adelbertsmiter

Business Description:

  • a one-woman garage; Volkswagen mechanic; anything German-made

Hollow

  • half the garage had collapsed after it had been tunneled under399
  • there wasn't enough money made in the business to justify dumping more in400
  • it would be an extra fifty or sixty thousand dollars after the insurance money to rebuild; many things needed to be brought up to current building code400
  • lucky to clear fifteen thousand a year400
  • most of the car fixed were older than Mercy400

Mercy's Side Hustle

Mercy's Side Hustle
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer: Mercy Thompson
Employees
Kim
Lee (C)

Business Description:

Hollow

  • rebuild cars for the collector's market400

Alpha & Omega Series

Aspen Creek, Inc

Aspen Creek, Inc |
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: N/A, Colorado
Employer: Bran Cornick
Employees
Charles Cornick
Leah Cornick

Business Description
Moon Called

  • Alphas meet twice a year at the Colorado headquarters
  • sometimes with their second and third

Hunting Ground

  • owns a few hotels in a few cities55
  • has a charitable arm161

Fair Game

  • had condos all over the place; Boston being one71
  • made travel more discreet71

Minor Mercyverse Businesses

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Accountant|Columbia Basin Pack

Accountant Columbia Basin Pack
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #9: Fire Touched
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer: Adam Hauptman
Employees
Lucia Arocha

Business Description
Fire Touched

  • Lucia took over the accounting for the pack from Adam's business's accountant06
  • part of the budget brigade; Adam Hauptman Darryl Zao Zack Drummond06
  • discuss pack budget and make plans for the next six months06
  • pack has money for investments06
  • Lucia not quite comfortable enough with werewolves to argue with them06

Accountant|Mid-Columbia Seethe

Accountant Mid-Columbia Seethe
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound
Location: Washington

Employer: Marsilia
Employees

Business Description
Blood Bound

Angel Hills Assisted Living

Angel Hills Assisted Living
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #6: Wild Sign
Location: Yreka, California

Employer: Cathy Hardesty (Mother) & Cathy Hardesty
Employees
Angel Hills Receptionist
Letty
Mary Frank
Sheldon Underwood (Dr.)

Business Description
Wild Sign

  • doesn't have a website or much information on the Internet190
  • hill country; four miles since seeing the last house
  • topped a rise and abruptly in the tamed greenness of a well-tended landscape; two rows of trees lined a white vinyl fence line on either side of the suddenly paved road190
  • the road curved gently up to an opening in the high stone wall that surrounded the facility190
  • an elegant, if large, brass sign on the metal gates190
  • prosaic parking lot laid out before a large, graceful building that looked very much like a high-end private hospital or school; a very tall stone wall spread out from either side of the building and swept behind it, encasing something very securely190
  • an extra bump on the bottom side of the post that arched over to hold the light—camera192
  • most of the windows were the kind with a metal mesh embedded in the glass192
  • the isolation of the place made it feel more like a prison than a place of healing; that and the surveillance equipment and escape-proof windows193
  • the glass-and-bronze entry would have done credit to a high-end hotel; imposing reception desk193
  • a too-shiny-floored hall full of oversized solid-looking doors, most of which had dead bolts that locked patients inside194
  • gardens were lower than the building; five or six acres, completely enclosed by a ten-foot wall; hedges and the natural rise and fall of the land had been utilized to create small pockets of privacy195
  • in the center of the garden was a good-sized water feature with a waterfall on one end and a natural-looking on the other end195
  • the aura of the garden was very soothing; perhaps too soothing195
  • around the hedges an own steep flagstone steps196
  • a seating area overlooked the pond side of the water feature; stone benches edged the concrete platform; a scattering of low fountains burbled around the edge of the pond197
  • witch prison203
  • torturing the old and infirm for magical power206
  • second-floor offices215

Arms Dealer

Arms Dealer
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Location: Spokane, Washington

Employer: James Blackwood
Employees
Corban Wharton

Business Description
Bone Crossed

  • deals with specialty ammunition; most of it top secret government stuff268
  • very successful with a variety of ammunition designed for killing werewolves268
  • a silver version of the old Black Talon; silver is a lousy metal for bullets; it doesn't expand well; instead of mushrooming, this one opens up like a flower268
  • Gerry Wallace designed tranquilizer darts268

Aspen Creek Craft Store

Aspen Creek Craft Store
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Aspen Creek, Montana

Employer: Mundane (2) Craft Store
Employees
Owner/Operators

Business Description
Dead Heat

  • little craft store125
  • one of the people who kept the store gives weekly quilting lessons to Anna125

Aspen Creek Gas Station/Post Office

Aspen Creek Gas Station/Post Office
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Aspen Creek, Montana

Employer: Werewolf Store Werewolf Store (Wife)
Employees
Aspen Creek Young Man
Night Shift (2+) Kids

Business Description
Moon Called

  • sells breakfast burritos; hot if not tasty

Cry Wolf

  • sells candy

Unappreciated Gifts

  • sells mediocre sandwiches

Aspen Creek Medical Clinic

Aspen Creek Medical Clinic
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Aspen Creek, Montana
Employer:
Employees
Samuel Cornick
Aspen Creek (3) Doctors

Business Description
Moon Called

  • has a clinic91
  • where Charles took Mac's body
  • Samuel was working at a clinic in rotation with three other doctors

Aspen Creek Motel

Aspen Creek Motel
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Aspen Creek, Montana

Employer:Carl Stoval&Lisa Stoval Owner|Operator
Employees
Marlie
Mercy Thompson | Previous

Business Description
Moon Called

The old motel was built the way the motor hotels had been in the middle of the last century–a long, narrow, and no-frills building designed so guests could park their vehicles in front of their rooms.MC-79 had been run-down 1950's tacky; updated now to a rustic charm room #18 is on the side away from the road and as far away from #1 as it getsMC-83 except for number one, there are only three different locks for all the roomsMC-83 number one was the Marrok's safe room, specially designed to contain uncooperative werewolvesMC-72 has a reinforced metal doorMC-73 has a dead bolt operated by key from both sides; windows are barred; the vents sealedMC-75 number one served as a prison and hospital on occasion: sometimes bothMC-75 a bed and a nightstand permanently fixed against the wallMC-73

Aspen Creek Veterinarian Clinic

Aspen Creek Veterinarian Clinic
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Aspen Creek, Montana

Employer: Carter Wallace Deceased
Employees

Business Description
Moon Called

  • didn't usually treat werewolves; dogs, cats, and livestock enough to keep him busy

B

Bonarata, Inc

Bonarata Corporations
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #10: Silence Fallen
Location: Milan, Italy

Employer: Jacob Bonarata
Employees

Business Description
Silence Fallen

  • has spider silk throughout the world
  • owns corporations based in New York, Texas, Buenos Aires and Hong Kong

Brooks, Gordon, and Howe, Attorneys at Law

Brooks, Gordon, and Howe, Attorneys at Law
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer: Kyle Brooks Howard Gordon Howe
Employees
Angelina
Warren Smith

Business Description
In Red, with Pearls

  • offices on the third floor333
  • Kyle's office was down the hall and in the back321
  • a big conference room at the other end of the offices321
  • reception area333
  • Kyle's office window overlooks the traffic below333

Iron Kissed

  • works with two other lawyers and has an efficient staff56
  • has a luxurious office suite on Clearwater Avenue58

Bubba's Basement Barbeque

Bubba's Basement Barbeque
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #2: Hunting Ground
Location: Seattle, Washington

Employer:
Employees
[Bubba's Waitress]]
Bubba's Cook

Business Description
Hunting Ground

  • it's famous for its endless, endlessly good ribs64
  • its reputation was good enough that it had spread all the way to the packs in Europe64
  • a level street paralleling the Sound; a red neon sign proclaiming Bubba's Basement the best barbecue in Seattle64
  • an arrow that pointed down a wide set of steps to the basement of something that might have been some kind of bank or office building—it had that neutral upscale look64
  • double-door entrance; heady combination of beef, barbecue sauce, and coffee65
  • the restaurant was dimly lit; to the left, around a wall of shrubbery, through a swinging door, and into a room set apart from the rest of the place65
  • a discreet sign above the door noted that the room could be reserved for large groups for a smaller fee and could hold up to sixty people65
  • someone had made a hasty effort to clear a space for fighting because a couple of tables were lying on their sides against a wall, and chairs had been tossed wherever they landed65
  • a battered piano on a small stage in the corner of the main dining room71
  • the piano was an ancient upright; someone had painted it black but the pain had faded to a dull gray, scuffed on the corners and sprinkled with initials carved into it; most of the edges of the ivory keys were broken, and the highest E key popped up on eighth of an inch higher than the rest71
  • the house special was limitless ribs at a per-person charge74

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Charter Air Company|Aspen Creek

Charter Air Company|Aspen Creek
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #1: Cry Wolf
Location: Aspen Creek, Montana

Employer: Aspen Creek, Inc
Employees
Hank

Business Description
Cry Wolf

  • Bran and Charles can both pilot
  • little, six-passenger, twin-engine Lear;
  • itty-bitty landing strip
  • hangar big enough to hold two planes the same size
  • other than the hangar, airstrip, there was virtually no sign of civilization; there was the smell of woodsmoke so it couldn't be as isolated as it looked

Charter Air Company|Goblin

Charter Air Company|Goblin
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #10: Silence Fallen
Location: N/A, Northern California

Employer: Austin Harris: Owner|Operator
Employees Matt Smith
Five employees128

Business Description
Silence Fallen

  • a small firm
  • has five people who can fly from the US to Europe; four of them are humans; one werewolf128

Christiansen Merc Group

Christiansen Merc Group
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Employer: David Christiansen
Employees
Connor Christiansen
John-Julian Christiansen
Shawn

Business Description
Moon Called

  • David started his own troop after being recruited by a military buddy for his mercenary troop; tired of taking orders
  • decided to quit fighting other people's wars when his grandsons resigned their commissions and joined
  • specialize in extracting kidnapped victims: businessmen, Red Cross, missionaries; get them out of the hands of terrorists

Contractor|A

Contractor|A
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Hollow
Location: Washingon
Employer: Bill
Employees

Business Description
Hollow

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Deer Lodge Hotel

Deer Lodge Hotel
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #5: Burn Bright
Location: Deer Lodge, Montana

Employer: N/A
Employees

Business Description
Burn Bright

  • not happy taking cash301
  • water was hot and the sheets were clean302
  • Sage Carhardt was a guest301

Dog Breeder

Dog Breeder
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Aspen Creek, Montana

Employer: George Brown
Employees
three or four people

Business Description
Moon Called

  • breeds and crossbreeds; Irish Wolfhounds and English Mastiffs
  • breeding very large dogs to explain away odd tracks and sightings
  • won several national titles with his Mastiffs

Night Broken

  • breeds all sorts of big dogs; mastiffs were mostly big sweeties96

Dojo

Dojo
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer: Sensei Johanson
Employees

Business Description
Moon Called

Bone Crossed

  • in full summer the dojo smelled from a block away56
  • has an anteroom where the men usually change after class; has a bathroom for the women to change57
  • just a short hike across cheatgrass and down the railroad from the garage57

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F

The Fairy Mound

The Fairy Mound
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Walla Walla, Washington

Employer:
Employees

Business Description
Moon Called

  • bar where tourists go to see the fae150
  • the Walla Walla Fae Reservation is about forty miles outside the city149

G

H

Happy Camp Mini Storage

Happy Camp Mini Storage
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #6: Wild Sign
Location:Happy Camp, California

Employer:
Employees

Business Description
Wild Sign

Hickman Construction

Hickman Construction
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Blood Bound
Location:N/A, Washington

Employer: Boss Hickman
Employees
Mundane (2) Hickman Construction

Business Description
Blood Bound

High-Tech Company

High-Tech Company
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #2: Hunting Ground
Location:Seattle, Washington

Employer: Angus Hopper
Employees
High-Tech Company (2+) Staff

Business Description
Hunting Ground

  • they put together programs to keep other companies running23
  • the company owns an apartment23
  • facilities used by the wolf conference23
  • lucrative24
  • has an elegant auditorium with oak accents, trimmed in fabrics of various brownish gray hues, understated and expensive; designed for sound87
  • a place where Angus Hopper hunted CEOs of large companies and captured them with images of the power his technology could give them87

Horse Breeders|Koch

Horse Breeders Koch
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Location:Phoenix, Arizona

Employer: Koch Family
Employees
Walter Koch

Business Description
Dead Heat

Horse Breeders|Sani

Horse Breeders Sani
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Location:Phoenix, Arizona

Employer: Hosteen Sani
Employees
Kage Sani
Mateo
Morales
Teri

Business Description
Dead Heat

  • do the whole thing: breed, train, show103
  • lots of people on the payroll, but they're diversified103
  • Hosteen thinks too much specialization is bad for business103
  • Hosteen would always run the business; never grow old103
  • train our horses but they train other people's horses as well103

Horse Ranch

Horse Ranch
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Hollow
Location:N/A, Montana

Employer: N/A
Employees
Gary Laughingdog

Business Description
Hollow

  • raise quarter horses, a few Appaloosas, and cattle409
  • horse training409
  • driven by the market; not a lot of profit in breeding horses anymore, and the ranch has no choice but to listen to market forces if they want to survive409

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Insurance Company

Insurance Company
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Location: N/A, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Sensei Johanson

Business Description
Bone Crossed

Intrasity Living

Intrasity Living
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #9: Fire Touched
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer: Tracy LaBelle
Employees
Izzy's Mom

Business Description
Fire Touched

  • MLM: multilevel marketing company09
  • sells vitamins, makeup and essential oils
  • vitamins are certified by two independent laboratories as toxin-and allergen-free09
  • has a product to cover up scars10
  • “natural” and “herbal” products 10
  • essential oil samples; stored in a teal box about the size of a loaf of bread with metallic embossed lettering “Instrasity” and “Living Essentials” that chased each other around the box in lovely calligraphic script11
  • most of the essential oils are just one—lavender, jasmine, lemon, orange
  • orange oil; smelled really good and supposed to promote calmness; works in cookies and brownies17
  • combination oils are more useful; blends are carefully measures for the best effect13
  • “Gaia's Blessing”: peppermint oil with lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus, all natural oils blended together12
  • “Healing Touch”: Vitamin E with tea tree oil and lavender; works for jock itch, ringworm, psoriasis and acne12
  • “Good Vibrations”: rose oil with lavender, lemon and mint: elevates mood and makes your life go a little smoother14
  • Unnamed ;guaranteed to improve your love life or your money back14
  • “Rest Well”: St. John's wort with lavender and orange; anti-nudge, not quite chemical castration but it will bring your life back into balance15
  • offered 10 percent discount for names and numbers of friends16

Irish Pub

Irish Pub
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Gray
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Employer:
Employees
Irish Pub Bartender

Business Description
Gray

  • Elyna O'Malley Gray hunted there until the bartender started recognizing her and gave her her regular drink without asking118

Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #3: Fair Game
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Employer: Olde Towne Pack
Employees
Wolfhound Manager
Wolfhound Hostess
Wolfhound Waitress
Wolfhound (3) Servers

Business Description
Fair Game

  • good fish and chips79
  • a big room for parties225
  • just inside the door lurked a life-sized, wooden Irish wolfhound; around it's neck was a sign that read WELCOME FRIEND227
  • a rough-sawn wooden staircase; at the top of the stairs, just past the restrooms, was a door marked for private parties227
  • through the door was a big room with four trestle tables with chairs and benches mixed in227
  • Celtic music filtered in through speakers in the ceiling
  • specialty is bangers and mash

J

Jazz Club|A

Jazz Club|A
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Gray
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Employer:
Employees

Business Description
Gray

  • can fit around sixty or so crowded together118
  • serves mixed drinks118
  • hunting ground for Elyna O'Malley Gray118
  • popular club in the Loop; attracts tourists118
  • dark outside the club; has a private dark space around the back120
  • has a half-alley trap, no bigger than ten feet by twenty for a hiding spot120
  • was Pierre Colbert favorite club128

Jazz Club|B

Jazz Club|B
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Gray
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Employer:
Employees

Business Description
Gray

  • closed for remodeling sign on the door126
  • not in a nice neighborhood127
  • a large room full of tarps, sawhorses and tools127
  • the walls had been newly painted a burnt orange127

K

Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Kadlec Regional Medical Center
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound
Location: Richland, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Joni

Business Description
Blood Bound

KGH|Kennewick General Hospital

KGH|Kennewick General Hospital
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound
Location: Richland, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Jody
Samuel Cornick

Business Description
Silver Borne

  • through double doors that led to the inner sanctum47
  • X-ray storage room51
  • past the curtained off rooms; white cardboard file boxes were piled up on racks with a feeling of imposed order52

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Lampson International

Lampson International
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #9: Fire Touched
Location: Pasco, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Marley
Mundane Lampson
Mundane Lampson Runner
Sherwood Post

Business Description
Fire Touched

  • builds the world's largest cranes27
  • their headquarters is right at the base of the Cable Bridge; four stories tall, the glass-and-steel structure was distinctively odd; it looked very much as though a giant had picked up a pyramid, turned it upside down, and squished it back into the ground27
  • on the edge and just up the hill from the parking lot of the building was the Vietnam Memorial27
  • has a scrap yard with several old warehouses83
  • Transi-Lift LTL-3000; one of the cranes; nearly forty stories high227
  • it's the largest crane they've ever built; it's not the biggest crane in the world but it is the largest twin-crawler crane in the world229
  • was located in a warehouse district near the railroad; the whole area still showed signs of the army depot it had once been with long wooden warehouses laid out in orderly patterns230
  • the crane was commissioned to build nuclear power plants; plans stalled with the Japanese tsunami230
  • crane was a part of the Pasco skyline; in the daylight, the crane part of it was bright orange with sections of white, and the crawler part—this thing that moved with two tanklike treads each with its own control booth—was bright Lampson blue231
  • the crane is 560 feet tall and can lift six million pounds232

Laundromat|Butte

Butte Laundromat
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Location: Butte, Montana

Employer: Hao Xun
Employees
Thomas Hao

Business Description
Fairy Gifts

Law Office|Spokane

Law Office Spokane
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Location: Spokane, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Jean Ryan

Business Description
Iron Kissed

Loan Shark

Loan Shark
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Redemption
Location: London, England

Employer: London (B) Alpha
Employees
Terry
Ben Shaw
London Pack (2)

Business Description
Redemption

  • the whole pack worked for the Alpha384
  • the Second, Terry did collections and was the only pack member to be paid384

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Medical Clinic|Texas

Medical Clinic
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: N/A, Texas

Employer: Samuel Cornick
Employees

Business Description:
Moon Called

  • Samuel set up a medical clinic; came back to his pack about two years before the start of Moon Called

N

Nite Owl Motel

Nite Owl Motel IA: Mercy Thompson Series #8: Night Broken
Location: East Pasco, Washington

Employer:
Employees

Business Description
Night Broken

  • Tri-Cities doesn't have really dangerous neighborhoods, but east Pasco comes close57
  • motel one of those old ones with little rooms that opened out onto the parking lot; the kind they don't build anymore because they aren't really safe57
  • weak yellow illumination of the motel's parking-lot lights58
  • odorous motel rooms62
  • Warren Smith and Zack Drummond have both stayed there65

Nonprofit for Homeless Shelters

Nonprofit for Homeless Shelters
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Asil and the Not-Date
Location: Spokane, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Case Manager
Tami ReidDeceased

Business Description
Asil and the Not-Date

  • hires social workers211
  • nonprofit involved with finding housing—temporary and permanent—for the homeless211
  • macro-work: grant writing, property management, supervision212
  • work with city officals212

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Old Town Bakery

Old Town Bakery
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #10: Silence Fallen
Location: Prague, Czechia

Employer: Libor
Employees
Werewolf Baker
Bakery Server
Bakery Waitstaff

Business Description
Silence Fallen

Opium Den|A

Opium Den|A
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Location: Butte, Montana

Employer: Hao Xun
Employees
Thomas Hao

Business Description
Fairy Gifts

  • down in the mining tunnels73
  • would sometimes put arsenic in the opium to deter thieves75
  • customers all paid ahead of time or they didn't get in81

Opium Den|B&C

Opium Den|B&C
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Location: Butte, Montana

Employer: Mr Wong Mr Luk
Employees

Business Description
Fairy Gifts

  • sometimes took their nonpaying customers deep into the mines and left them in the maze of tunnels out of which they never found their way81

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Pacific Northwest Laboratories

Pacific Northwest Laboratories
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Richland, Washington

Employer: US Government
Employees
Darryl Zao | Ph.D. Engineer
Ben Shaw | DBA: Database Administrator

Business Description:
Moon Called

  • working on a government hush-hush project

Blood Bound

  • affiliated in some arcane manner with the Hanford Nuclear Site114

Pacific Northwest Laboratories| DBA Division

PNL| Database Administration Division
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Redemption
Location: Richland, Washington

Employer: US Government
Employees
Amanda
Ben Shaw | DBA: Database Administrator
DBA Division Affair
DBA Division Affair (4) Members
DBA Division Doorway
DBA Division Head of Security
DBA Division (2+) Security
DBA Division Web Applications
Fitz
Karen Sinclair-Ramsey
Ken Lincoln
Lee
Lorna Winkler
Lorna Winkler (2+) Bosses
Marie
Mark Duffy
Mark Duffy Victim
Mel Dryer
Stan Brown

Business Description:
Redemption

  • uses Prophet database365
  • against company protocol to share unapproved programs and code with someone who worked for another company365
  • code written by company IT personnel was supposed to be shown to marketing to see if it was a viable product365
  • giant, cubicle-filled room366
  • company library368
  • men outnumbered women in the IT department by better than three to one393

Pasco Hotel

Pasco Hotel IA: Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound
Location:

Employer:
Employees

Business Description:

Pasco Wrecking Yard

Pasco Wrecking Yard
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #7: Frost Burned
Location: Pasco, Washington

Employer: N/A
Employees

Business Description
Frost Burned

Pawnshop

Pawnshop
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer:N/A
Employees
Tony Montenegro | Undercover Cop

Business Description
Moon Called

  • had the nearest soft drink machine
  • Tony ran the business as an undercover cop; low-key, cheerful, middle-aged man
  • passed on to different hands after Tony's tenure

Plumbing Contractor

Plumbing Contractor
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound
Location: N/A, Washington

Employer:Peter JorgensonDeceased
Employees
Honey Jorgenson
Mundanes (6) Plumbers

Business Description
Blood Bound

Bone Crossed

  • good at his job, and he had half dozen people (human) on his payroll22

Private Detective/Investigator

Private Detective/Investigator
IA:
Location: Kennewick, Washington

Employer: Brooks, Gordon and Howe: Attorneys at Law
Employees
Warren Smith

Business Description

Prophet Database Company

Prophet Database Company
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Redemption
Location:

Employer:
Employees
Rajeev

Business Description
Redemption

  • has a support line363
  • they thought it would sound better to give their overseas India customer-service reps American names363
  • they have a general number for IT support363
  • the whole IT, computer geek, world called it the For-Profit database; the database was well written, but all the programs the mother company tried to sell with it were garbage365
  • the Prophet was the gold standard of databases, the company that owned it got to sit on that reputation for everything else365

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Real Estate Company

Real Estate Company
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: N/A, Washington

Employer:
Employees
John Cavanaugh Deceased

Business Description
Moon Called

  • Realtor's sign on a tree farm proclaiming it sold

Restaurant|Greek

Restaurant|Greek
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #0.5: Alpha & Omega Novella
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Employer: George (A) George (A) Wife
Employees
Phillip
Greek Restaurant (2+) Servers
George (A) Daughter

Business Description
Alpha & Omega Novella

  • a little Greek place tucked in the shadow of the L train tracks
  • public seating; has private room with only one table

Restaurant|Indian-Vegan

Restaurant|Indian-Vegan
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Roses in Winter
Location: Missoula, Montana

Employer:
Employees
Waitress (A) Indian-Vegan Restaurant
Waitress (B) Indian-Vegan Restaurant

Business Description
Roses in Winter

  • the food was good284

Restaurant|Mexican

Restaurant|Mexican
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: In Red, with Pearls
Location: Washington

Employer:
Employees

Business Description
In Red, with Pearls

  • kitty corner from Kyle Brooks law offices349
  • music was loud enough that human ears wouldn't hear private conversations349
  • has fish tostadas350

Restaurant|Park

Restaurant|Park
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #0.5: Alpha & Omega Novella
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Employer: N/A
Employees

Business Description
Alpha & Omega Novella

  • near a park, one of the forest preserves

Restaurant|Romantic

Restaurant|Romantic
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Asil and the Not-Date
Location: Spokane, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Host Romantic Restaurant
Waiter Romantic Restaurant

Business Description
Asil and the Not-Date

  • quiet, romantic205
  • small dark tables set with illusionary privacy in dark corner with soft music playing in the background205
  • serves good wine206
  • probably the most romantic restaurant in Spokane206
  • dim lighting209
  • serves good food210
  • front of restaurant has benches by the door214
  • relatively private alcove near it214

Richland High School

Richland High School
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Location: Richland, Washington

Employer: Richland Board of Education
Employees
Auriele Zao | Chemistry teacher

Business Description:

  • educating the youth of the Tri-Cities

Richland Light Opera Company

Richland Light Opera Company
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound
Location: Richland, Washington

Employer:
Employees

Business Description:
Blood Bound

  • perform out of the Richland middle school auditorium48
  • performed the The Pirates of Penzance

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Sales Trainer

Sales Trainer
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Employer: Chelsea Sani + Chelsea Sani Partner
Employees

Business Description
Dead Heat

  • trains people to sell things63
  • a company that sells that training to other companies63
  • lots of companies hire them63

Sasquatch Express-O

Sasquatch Express-O
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #6: Wild Sign
Location: Happy Camp, California

Employer: Dana
Employees

Business Description
Wild Sign

  • far side of town174
  • in a little hut174
  • one of those miniature house-looking places; covered with cedar shake shingles that made it look vaguely hariy176
  • set up as a drive-through; when closed the car lane had an A-frame signboard blocking it that read Sasquatch hunting. Back at 4 p.m. so you can be up all night.176
  • closes from two to four178
  • two metal picnic tables between the coffee shop and the snow cone stand176
  • parking lot beside the coffee shop176

Scorci's

Scorci's
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #0.5: Alpha & Omega Novella
Location: Oak Park, Illinois

Employer: Tim]\\ **Employees**\\ [[Anna Cornick | Previous

Business Description
Alpha & Omega Novella

  • Italian restaurant; best Italian restaurant in Chicago; best gnocchi in Chicago
  • boss wouldn't let servers work more than fifty hours a week; free meal each shift

Snow Cone Stand

Snow Cone Stand
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #6: Wild Sign
Location:Happy Camp, California

Employer: N/A
Employees
Zander Fernwood Deceased

Business Description
Wild Sign

  • two metal picnic tables between the Sasquatch Express-O and the snow cone stand176
  • the stand itself was a ridiculous thing176
  • the functional part, a circular workstation about six feet in diameter, was covered with a cone-shaped plastic top painted a bright rainbow of color176
  • supposed to look like a snow cone; or maybe an ice cream cone176
  • a cardboard sign duct-taped to the side listed the prices for small and large cones in wide black Sharpie written in an even and readable hand176
  • parking lot beside the coffee shop176

Simon Landscaping and Lawn Care

Simon Landscaping and Lawn Care
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Hollow
Location: Yakima, Washington
Employer: Lisa Simon]\\ **Employees**\\ [[Lisa Simon Assistant
Simon (A) 4 Crew
Simon (B) 4 Crew

Business Description
Hollow

  • business car is a gold Chevy Tahoe SUV400
  • yard-care company centered in Yakima, but they service all the way from the Tri-Cities to Ellensburg—about a hundred-mile radius403
  • do everything from designing yards to maintenance403
  • two crews of four people each who work full-time403

Stop and Rob

Stop and Rob
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Finley, Washington

Employer: Stop and Rob Owner
Employees
Samuel Cornick
Stop and Rob Clerk
Warren Smith

Business Description
Moon Called

  • 24/7 gas station and convenience store
  • small office at the back of the store

Silence Fallen

  • couple of miles from Adam Hauptman House
  • ten miles closer to home than any other store that was open late

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Tow Truck Service

Tow Truck Service
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #7: Frost Burned
Location:

Employer: Dale Dale Wife
Employees
Owner/Operator

Business Description
Frost Burned

Trading Post

Trading Post
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #6: Wild Sign
Location: Hour Outside Yreka, California

Employer: Ford
Employees
Trading Post Server

Business Description
Wild Sign

  • just off the highway to Yreka, looked to be a gas station; all but buried in trees64
  • gravel parking lot; battered, flat-roofed building sported a ruff of cedar shakes like a tonsured monk on top; cheap paneling everywhere else64
  • siding was painted a blue that had once been dark but had faded to a blue gray64
  • pair of old gas pumps out front wrapped in battered yellow caution tape; indicating that part of the business was no longer in service64
  • lighted beer signs in the small dirty windows obscured what lay beyond65
  • sometimes a bar65
  • river nearby65
  • a lot of things stuffed into one building66
  • carpet was threadbare, with the floorboards peeking through here and there67
  • four card tables, of the folding sort, were squished together in one corner with stacking chairs67
  • half the space not dedicate to tables was stocked like a tiny grocery store, with refrigerated goods stored in a double-sided, glass-fronted fridge67
  • one of the walls consisted of a big walk-in freezer; a hand-lettered sign on the freezer door advertised locker space available above a price list for beef, pork, and venison sold in quarters, halves or whole67
  • remaining space was a very basic clothing store carrying jeans, blue T-shirts, a variety of flannel shirts and brown leather lace-up boots67
  • along the back wall, shelves offered enough ammunition to arm a good-sized militia67
  • in the corner next to the shelves was a huge old metal safe that looked very much like it belonged in a Hollywood Western-and-bank-robbery movei67
  • a door in the back leads outside; building has a service alcove68
  • no cash register; mostly don't use cash74

Travel Agent

Travel Agent
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #8: Night Broken
Location: N/A Washington

Employer: Adam Hauptman
Employees
Hauptman Security Travel Agent

Business Description
Night Broken

  • the agent Adam calls to coordinate his not-infrequent business travel; both business and werewolf business06

Tree Farm

Tree Farm
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Benton City, Washington

Employer: Columbia Basin Vineyard
Employees

Business Description
Moon Called

  • nestled just south of Benton City a small town about twenty minutes outside of Richland
  • was closed; still acres of unharvested trees; maples, oaks and a few pine
  • has a huge pole building warehouse nestled well behind a manufactured home
  • sold and purchased by a local winery that intended to use the land to grow grapes in the coming spring
  • aluminum side of warehouse
  • interior of warehouse cavernous; filled with hundreds, maybe thousands of crates, pallet-sized with three-foot-tall plywood sides; warped by moisture and wear
  • crates stacked three high or racks that reached almost to the ceiling
  • smelled musty; there was a sprinkler system set up and drains on the floor
  • had a section for offices

Tri-City Herald

Tri-City Herald
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #11: Storm Cursed
Location: Tri-Cities, Washington

Employer:
Employees

Business Description
Storm Cursed

  • local newspaper213

Smoke Bitten

  • has a Public Records section167

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Uncle Mike's Tavern

Uncle Mike's Tavern
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Pasco, Tri-Cities

Employer: Uncle Mike
Employees
Biddy
Cook
Cover Charge
Fergus
Kinsey
Uncle Mike's opener

Business Description
Moon Called

  • bar the Fae who don't want to be gawked at mostly hang out150
  • across the Columbia River from Mercy's Garage; near the Pasco Industrial Park150
  • old building had once been a small warehouse150
  • there were warehouses on either side, both heavily tagged by graffiti; the Tavern exterior was always pristine150
  • has a parking lot150
  • inside the bar was darker; stairs led from the entry to the bar proper150
  • the bar took up all of the wall on the right151
  • a small dance floor cleared in the center of the room, with clusters of small tables scattered around the outside151

Blood Bound

  • dumpster out back148
  • overflow parking in the warehouse's lot next door163
  • doesn't advertise for customers; Uncle Mike's is for the fae—though he tolerates most any kind of preternatural creature163
  • staff uniform; lincoln green tunic and hose163
  • cover charge desk169
  • small stage for live music178

Bone Crossed

  • the ceilings in Uncle Mike's are about fourteen feet in the air86
  • staff in distinctive green doublet89

Fire Touched

  • had been shut down for more than half a year267
  • smelled of alcohol, sawdust, peanuts, and the scents of hundreds of individuals267
  • smelled of magic267
  • when open the lights were low267
  • with all the lights on it was nearly as bright as it would have been had there been windows267
  • most tables stacked in a pyramid in one corner of the room; large tables on the bottom, smaller on top267
  • chair mostly stacked267
  • one big scarred table set in the middle of the mostly empty room, and chairs were set around it267
  • closed doors marked EMPLOYEES ONLY in bright green letters272
  • behind the doors only a stairway that led up or down279
  • the tavern shouldn't have had an up; from the outside it was clearly a single-story building; an illusion or they were a different kind of stairway279
  • climbed more than one floor; 10 floors279
  • flat roof, the kind of roof expected to have, with battered machines happily humming away, keeping the tavern a steady temperature, a knee-deep barricade to keep people from walking off the edge279
  • tavern open again for business—but this time open to humans and others alike339

Storm Cursed

  • has a hitching post232
  • the big Uncle Mike's sign was down, awaiting a newer, bigger sign232
  • lighted Open sign on the door232
  • all the work, from bussers to the brewmaster himself, was done by the fae233
  • card-table-sized table, in front of the stage234
  • new uniform, black pants and kelly green shirt emblanzoned with Uncle Mike's logo235
  • serves food236
  • Mike's office, big leather chair; large enough to contain a big desk and a wall of filing cabinets and still have ample room for six large mismatched but comfortable looking chairs256
  • cement floor262

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Vampire Protection Racket

Vampire Protection Racket
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Columbia Basin | Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco + Burbank and West Richland and smaller towns

Employer: Marsilia
Employees
Mid-Columbia Seethe

Business Description
Moon Called

  • in the Columbia Basin every business the vampires considered under their jurisdiction (meaning anyone touched by the supernatural who was too powerless to stand against them) paid them protection money
  • just like the mod, the vampires only protect you from themselves

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Westwood Dance Studio

Westwood Dance Studio
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #3: Fair Game
Location: Westwood, Massachusetts

Employer: N/A
Employees

Business Description
Fair Game

  • established 2006
  • a polished floor; lingering scent of horses; originally a barn repurposed into a dance studio256/sup> * big open room; far end, on the short wall, a bench held a couple of pairs of slip on shoes and a belly-dancing belt<sup>256
  • next to the bench, one corner of the barn was closed off and a sign that read OFFICE hung on the door256
  • a wall of mirrors spanned the long side of the barn; a long brass bar, placed about three feet up and running the length of the mirrored surface256
  • ceiling had exposed rafters256
  • barn-turned-dance studio256
  • sign is near a bunch of lilac bushes268
  • walls are old two-by-twelve timbers271
  • floor was waxed and slippery273

Witches-R-Us|Pacific Northwest

Witches-R-Us
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Location: Tri-Cities, Washington+

Employer: Elizaveta Arkadyevna
Employees
Kikimora Family Witches Deceased
Nadia Popov Deceased
Robert Arkadyevna Deceased

Business Description
Moon Called

  • keeping mundane humans ignorant of the magic that lives among them; a specialized and lucrative business
  • works on retainer for Columbia Basin Pack

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Yard and Garden Store

Yard and Garden Store
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #7: Frost Burned
Location: Tri-Cities, Washington

Employer:
Employees
Kelly

Business Description
Frost Burned

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