Secret Service operative Emlyn Strickland may be new to field work, but his talent for identifying counterfeit bills has given Sing Sing’s population a respectable boost. When counterfeiter August McKee takes illegal advantage of a sinking silver market, his former confederate Darrow Gardiner shares that information with Strickland to track down the once-friend who left Darrow to rot in prison.
En los días más oscuros de la Gran Depresión, el reportero del Times de New York, Whit Stoddard ha perdido el corazón por hacer su trabajo y vive una precaria existencia solitaria con pocas esperanzas de recuperación, hasta que conoce a Peter, un hombre con una mayor necesidad de una nueva esperanza.
Welcome to another place in time...where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten. This collection of historical short stories features works by Tamara Allen, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, and Aleksandr Voinov.
In modern day Manhattan, preservationist Susan Lennox saves history for a living. Her long-standing battle with developer Joe McGowan brings a fragile Bowery rowhouse to her attention, and she's as determined to protect it as he is to tear it down. Susan discovers just how unique the property is when she comes across a frightened and apparently homeless man bearing a tale of
FBI Agent Morgan Nash is on assignment in London when his case goes awry and he finds himself moments away from a bullet through the heart. But fate has other plans: Morgan gets knocked out pursuing a suspect... and wakes up in 1888.
Jonah Woolner's life is as prudently regulated as the bank where he works. It's a satisfying life until he's passed over for promotion in favor of newcomer Reid Hylliard. When Jonah discovers there's more to Reid than meets the eye, he risks succumbing to Reid's charms-but unlocking the vault to all of Reid's secrets could lead him down a dangerous path.
In the darkest days of the Great Depression, New York Times reporter Whit Stoddard has lost the heart to do his job and lives a lonely hand-to-mouth existence with little hope of recovery, until he meets Peter, a man in even greater need of new hope.
on Jan. 02, 2012
I think what I enjoy most about this writer's work is that you are guaranteed a relationship between the main characters so intricate, complicated, and realistic, you are never sure until the very end whether it will work out and they'll have something lasting--and you vitally want them to because they're *that* real.
Nick and Anton are one of the strongest pairings I've read by Ann Somerville, and this story, written from Nick's POV, wraps around you from the first paragraph and holds you deep in his world all the way to the end. I don't personally care for vampire stories, but this isn't your average vampire story; in fact, to me it wasn't really one at all, but a smart, intriguing twist on the usual vamp. Another fascinating quality about Somerville's stories is the way she can employ a futuristic setting that is not all that far off from our own, and have you feeling that it *does* already exist, this world, or that it at least should. The futuristic elements are perfectly integrated into our familiar world. You believe it thoroughly.
Nick is a strong-willed, incredibly stubborn, often difficult man to know and love. Anton is beautifully up to the task. I think Anton was so right for Nick because Nick needed someone with patience and the ability to understand him. Anton was wise that way. That they are good for each other and you know it even when Nick isn't sure is something that will drive you crazy while reading, but also heighten the pleasure when Nick has his own insights into what he has with Anton and whether it's something worth holding on to.