Belimai Sykes is many things: a Prodigal, the descendant of ancient demons, a creature of dark temptations and rare powers. He is also a man with a brutal past and a dangerous addiction.
And Belimai Sykes is the only man Captain William Harper can turn to when faced with a series of grisly murders.
But Mr. Sykes does not work for free and the price of Belimai’s company will cost Captain Harper far more than his reputation.
From the ornate mansions of noblemen, where vivisection and sorcery are hidden beneath a veneer of gold, to the steaming slums of Hells Below, Captain Harper must fight for justice and for his life.
His enemies are many and his only ally is a devil he knows too well. Such are the dangers of dealing with the wicked.
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About the Author
Ginn Hale lives in the Pacific Northwest, donates blood as a pastime, and tinkers with things. She is the author of Feral Machines in Tangle (Blind Eye Books), Touching Sparks in Hell Cop (Loose Id), Such Heights in Hell Cop 2 (Loose Id), and Shy Hunter in Queer Wolf (Queered Fiction), and a two volume novel, Lord of the White Hell.
Ginn Hale’s debut novel received the 2008 Spectrum Award for best Fiction.
Wicked Gentlemen was also also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Foundation for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror book of 2007.
“This ingenious fantasy romance continues to resonate in my imagination.” Drewey Wayne Gunn, Lambda Literary Report, Volume 16
“Hale is a natural storyteller, and knows how to plot. It’s hard to believe that this is a first effort. I found both sections of the novel unputdownable.” Craig Gidney, Fantasy Book Spot
“Wicked Gentlemen… is so sharply observed, so uniquely constructed, so original, and so touching in places that I have to give it a high recommendation.” Janine, Dear Author
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