In the fair weather between storms which hit the coast just days apart in1769, a wandering balladeer strolls up to The Raven Inn, looking for his old shipmate.
It’s six years since Jim Fairley came west to manage the sailors’ tavern on the English coast near Exmouth. The inn is a combination of haven and prison, home and livelihood. Lately Jim is worried he’ll never get out -- never see the world or enjoy the adventure he hears of in sailors’ and smugglers’ tales -- because Jim has been lame since a childhood accident.
The last thing he imagined is that adventure -- mystery, romance, danger -- would walk up to his door, seize him, and haul him into a maelstrom of intrigue and peril.
Handsome young Toby Trelane is looking for Charlie Chegwidden, but old Charlie has died, leaving Toby in serious trouble. As he and Jim swiftly become involved, Toby’s problems become Jim’s.
An old mystery explodes like a storm. Before Jim learns the shocking secrets Toby has hidden for years, there’ll be deception and fear, struggle and blood, in a tense Gothic tale that spans the globe without ever leaving The Raven. For Jim and Toby, life will never be the same. This gripping historical thriller and gay romance from long-time favorite Mel Keegan will be treasured by readers who loved THE DECEIVERS and DANGEROUS MOONLIGHT.
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About the Author
A self-confessed science fiction and fantasy devotee, Mel Keegan is known for novels across a wide range of subjects, from the historical to the future action-adventure ... but certainly MK is best known for the NARC series, featuring iconic characters Jarrat and Stone. Mel lives in South Australia with an eccentric family. From 1989 to 2001, GMP Ltd. in the UK issued the Keegan titles, and released eight original novels plus numerous reprints. In 1999, GMP was bought out -- twice! -- and the final owner of the old company was a magazine publisher (Millivres Publishing Group) which had, essentially, no interest in continuing the old paperback list. In short order the editorial staff was laid off and the writers were set free... You'd be surprised at the writers who were suddenly adrift without anchor or rudder! Keegan, Josh Lanyon, David Patrick Beavers, Chris Hunt, and others. Some of us have clawed our way back and are rebuilding careers which were badly damaged by the demise of GMP. Regrettably, others have vanished. Here's Keegan's current backlist (all titles published via GMP and Alyson, plus those in-the-works with Millivres at the time of the shut-down, plus all titles issued to date by DreamCraft: In GMP and Millivres: ICE, WIND AND FIRE NARC #1: DEATH’S HEAD (abridged) NARC #2 EQUINOX FORTUNES OF WAR STORM TIDE WHITE ROSE OF NIGHT AN EAST WIND BLOWING AQUAMARINE Breakheart (in Swords of the Rainbow, from Alyson) In DreamCraft: HELLGATE #1: The Rabelais Alliance HELLGATE #2: Deep Sky HELLGATE #3: Cry Liberty HELLGATE #4: Probe HELLGATE #5: Flashpoint HELLGATE #6: Event Horizon NARC #1: Death’s Head, complete and unabridged NARC #2: Equinox NARC #3: Scorpio NARC #4: Stopover NARC #5: Aphelion The Vampyre #1: Nocturne The Vampyre #2: Twilight Legends #1: The Winds of Chance Dangerous Moonlight The Deceivers Home from the Sea The Swordsman The Lords of Harbendane Mindspace More Than Human (with Jayne DeMarco) Tiger, Tiger Umbriel (with Jayne DeMarco) Windrage White Rose of Night (reissue) Fortunes of War (reissue) Aquamarine (reissue) Storm Tide (reissue) Shorter Stuff: Callisto Switch Breakheart (unabridged) Crimes of Passion Shadow and Flame Non-fiction and Poetry: The Hellgate Companion The Future According to Keegan Worms in the Big Apple Mel Keegan: 20 Poems During 2009, all titles are being made available in every possible ebook format, as well as paperback and hardcover. Visit MK OnLine or The World According to Mel, to join our mailing list ... we'll keep you posted!