Charlie Duffy, hit man for the mafia, wants to retire, but first he must find and train his replacement.
Another Time – Another Dimension
When Queen Tawanna disappears, and Jacara assumes her throne, Warren’s world comes to a stand still — literally. The young apprentice wizard’s life hangs in the balance between life and death. His only hope is to acquire help from another dimension with the Dragon Mirror.
In post-revolutionary France of the early 1830’s, the elite combats dissent and opposition through a network of censors, informers and unofficial deputies. As modes of surveillance, the police also set up businesses, including brothels, publishers, cabarets and a clearing house for stolen paintings, enterprises that affect not only the targeted population but entertainers, actors and authors, among them Balzac and Henri Beyle (pen name Stendhal). Apart from risking arrest while his family’s fortunes are sinking, Balzac pursues wealth through enterprises that increase his debts, one being his collection of paintings. Predictably, many transactions are scrutinized by the police, who recruit young people in and around the arts, few of whom know what ends they serve, but the game, seemingly hedged by legal and bureaucratic safeguards, takes unexpected turns.