He was in constant fear of assassination and distrusted all around him.
Gabe distrusted the Ancient father of the Council as much as he did Darkyn.
While Dean distrusted the Dawkins, given their mutual animosity toward one another, any collective effort on their part—on any project—seemed questionable, if not impossible.
As much as she distrusted Wynn, she'd seen the caution in his features, the haunted wisdom of his gaze.
It was not only that he hated and distrusted the boyars, but he was already statesman enough to discern that they could not be fitted into the new order of things which he aimed at introducing.