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Trial (Life Prison: Hell's Messenger #1) - Life Prison: Hell's Messenger #1 - cover

Trial (Life Prison: Hell's Messenger #1) - Life Prison: Hell's Messenger #1

Dusk Peterson

Publisher: Love in Dark Settings Press

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"Compassion's Keeper took his hand off the dagger hilt only long enough to turn a page. '"Sentenced to sixty lashes of the leaded whip. Sentence commuted to a transfer to Compassion Life Prison."' The Keeper raised his eyebrows. 'That's the first time I've ever heard a transfer to this prison described as a commutation. We'll assume that particular phrasing was meant as a joke.'" 
The prisoner has suffered endless pain and has raised a rebellion. Now he faces his greatest trial. 
For fifteen years, Tyrrell has struggled against odds to better the lives of his fellow prisoners. Now he must start all over again, for he has been transferred to Compassion Prison, reputed to be the worst life prison in his nation. The first signs of trouble at his new prison are brutally armed guards, a probing physician, and a Keeper of mysterious motives. But Tyrrell knows that, when he walks into his new cell, he'll face danger beyond measure: 
The prisoners of Compassion, who are waiting to test him. 
This suspenseful novella (short novel) can be read on its own or as the first story in the "Hell's Messenger" volume of Life Prison. Friendship, desire between men, and the costs of corruption and integrity are examined in this multicultural speculative fiction series, which is inspired by prison life at the end of the nineteenth century.

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