‘One Night With Finnbar’ is a tale of blackmail, betrayal, and murder set in 1767 London.
On a visit to the family country estate, Martin Atwater discovers a strikingly handsome bond-servant called Finnbar. Martin convinces his uncle to allow him to take Finnbar to be trained as his army orderly.
Back in London Martin lapses into the lifestyle he has sworn to leave behind. To cover his gambling debts Martin has embezzled £2,000 from the family business. In addition to his gambling addiction, Martin has sexual appetites that, if found out, could send him to the gallows.
Finnbar is turned away from White’s Gentlemen’s Club where Martin stays but finds room and board at a cab and livery. This could be the solution to his problem, but trouble follows Finnbar. The head stableman takes a dislike to him and falsely accuses him of horse theft. Finnbar is sacked from the stables! Desperate to avoid being sent back to the estate, he finds work that takes him into the most dangerous parts of London.
Edmond Mattox, a menacing figure from Martin’s past, appears on the scene to exact revenge and settle a deep-rooted vendetta. He stalks and then blackmails Martin.
To satisfy Mattox’s demands, Martin is forced to sacrifice Finnbar. He kills Mattox in a white-hot rage but leaves Finnbar to take the fall for murder.
Martin stays just one step ahead of constables and bank examiners while he struggles to rescue Finnbar from the hangman’s noose.
Fate brings Martin and Finnbar together. Twenty-seven days later, fate tears them apart.
(Author’s note: This material is intended for adult readers and contains graphic sexual scenes.)
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Written by: Leo D'Lance
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Leo D’Lance is a Sedona, Arizona native but has traveled and lived all over the U.S. and Europe.
D’Lance combines his love of history with fiction writing which has been his passion since childhood.
When not at the computer hammering out his next novel D’Lance can be found on one of the many cruises he has yet on his to-do list, or wine tasting in Sonoma Valley with his life partner Felix.
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