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Mercy's Prisoner (Life Prison Volume 1) - Life Prison #1 - cover

Mercy's Prisoner (Life Prison Volume 1) - Life Prison #1

Dusk Peterson

Publisher: Love in Dark Settings Press

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"'You have committed a vile and savage act, one that any other nation would punish with death. Our punishment, on the other hand, will only be to give you what you want. You have sought to live in a world without boundaries of civilization, and such a world shall henceforth be your dwelling place.'"

 
A cold-hearted murderer. A vicious abuser. A young man hiding a shameful secret. A bewildered immigrant. A pure-minded spy.

 
All of these men have found their appointed places at Mercy Life Prison, where it is easy to tell who your enemies are. But a new visitor to Mercy is about to challenge decades-old customs. Now these men's worst enemies may be hiding behind masks . . . and so may their closest allies.

 
A runner-up in the Rainbow Awards 2014, the book bundle "Mercy's Prisoner" can be read on its own or as the first volume in the Life Prison series. 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.



 
VOLUME CONTENTS



 
"Life Prison." In the unmerciful world of Mercy Prison, there is no rule but unending pain. For Merrick, the arrival of his new guard provides hope that he may break beyond the boundaries of his life prison. But appearances can be deceptive, and Merrick does not yet recognize the danger this guard poses to his future.

 
"Men and Lads." Two guards. Two prisoners. A multitude of problems.

 
"Milord." He was the model prisoner, respectful to his guards and loyal to his fellow prisoners. What no one knew was that he held the key to destruction.

 
"Isolation." Being locked in a prison cell can cause a man to re-examine his priorities. Especially when the door never opens.

 
"Curious." His job is to guard the prisoners. But against what?

 
"Mercy's Prisoner: Epilogue."

 
"Mercy's Prisoner: Historical Note."

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