By J. J. Durham
An exhilarating story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. ideal for lovers of Ripper road and The Mangle highway Murders.
London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of clinical marvels, poverty, disorder and dying. whilst Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a lady in a Hackney cab, the case turns out effortless – until eventually the one suspect is located murdered in his cellphone. Pilgrim is hindered in his research through his personal darkish previous – a useless son and a lacking spouse – and in addition via the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'. The case becomes a dangerous video game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?
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If a kiss will not do it, then perhaps…” Sebastien found himself mesmerized by Ros’ enticing, dance-like undulations. His hands moved forward despite his better intentions. ” “Freely? ” Ros’ eyes glittered. “If there is a price to pay, then I offer it with all my heart. Do you need my blood? ” Sebastien groaned softly. “Come,” Ros coaxed. He lowered a hand, working at the laces of his trousers. With another tantalizing twist of his hips, they slid down to puddle on the floor, revealing the globes of his ass.
He was doomed to be a Beast forever, never knowing the love or touch of another man. But now, Ros had proved them wrong. Was there any hope that perhaps they were relenting? That Ros would be the key to unlock his prison of unhappiness? He had to know. Grabbing the box, he held it tight between his two still slightly misshapen hands, and tugged. The lid stuck, warped by time and damp, but as he cursed and struggled, it opened just a crack. “Furies,” he gritted out between clamped teeth, “come to me again.
But as it stood, he dared not even approach the man by himself. He closed his eyes briefly, remembering all the sensations that had rushed through him as his simulacrum-self had lain with Ros. The tight, searing heat around his cock, the squeezing vise of Ros’ muscles, the legs draped across his shoulders. The hands that came down to touch him with such unexpected gentleness. Why would the Furies give him such a gift, and no way to explain it? Sebastien’s jaw hardened. Very well, then. He would do what it took to find some answers.
An Act of Mercy by J. J. Durham