By Charles, K J
Silas Mason has no illusions approximately himself. He’s now not lovely, or maybe likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a thorough bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. per week he meets anonymously with an identical guy, in whom Silas has stumbled on the precise meld of highbrow companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual instructions. yet unbeknownst to Silas, his closest pal is additionally his maximum enemy, with the ability to determine him hanged—or spare his life.
A unswerving, well-born gentleman authentic, Dominic Frey is torn aside by way of his affair with Silas. by way of the sunshine of day, he can't fathom the intoxicating lust that drives him to satisfy with the unconventional week after week. within the bed room, every thing else falls away. Their wishes fit, and they're united through sympathy for every other’s private vulnerabilities. but if Silas’s politics earn him a demise sentence, wish clashes with accountability, and Dominic unearths himself doing every thing he can to avoid wasting the guy who stole his middle.
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If you ain’t read A Vindication of the Rights of Women—” Silas said. ” The Tory drained his glass. Silas reached for the bottle. “You talk endlessly of rights, but I never hear you speak of duties or the proper maintenance of social order. ” “Speaks a master,” Silas returned. ” “In your shoes,” the Tory began, then stopped. “Well, in your shoes, I might feel differently about many things. ” “A year since you and I first…” The Tory waved a hand. “Is it? ” Silas had no idea what to do with that information.
George Edwards, my man, is certain there’s something there. The owner’s one Mason, a man of bad association. He was part of the Gordons’ group a decade back, if you recall that precious pair. Flogged for his part in their riot of the year eight, did four months for seditious libel three years later, but we’ve not made anything stick since. A slippery fish, but he’s on the hook now. If he’s not Cade himself, he’ll lead us to him, and if not that, there’ll be something else. ” Skelton twitched his long nose as illustration and grinned.
Just words, Silas reminded himself, glancing at the hands tight on the rail. “I want you to see this. ” The Tory didn’t. His back was arched, hands clawed, head back, and his eyes were locked on the other man in the mirror. On Silas, fucking him. “Fine Mary-Ann you are,” Silas whispered. ” “No. No. ” A grunt of effort as Silas bore down on him, the Tory taking everything he had. “Please. ” Muscles tensing in his shoulders as he pushed back. “Oh God, God…” The Lord’s name in vain, from the Tory.