The Mutilated Merchant

By Jon Evans

Fantasy | eBook


Edrin Loft has just been promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned command of the notorious Old Gate Watch House and its infamous collection of personnel. Their moniker, The Thieftakers. Their job? Pursuing the dregs of society through the meanest streets of Kalider, the capital of Denethria, the once preeminent country of the Shattered Empire. But Loft is a new breed of Watch officer. He wants to modernise the Watch and do more than chase after the obviously guilty. Loft believes he can use reason and science to identify criminals. His last case was a great success in legal terms but a complete disaster politically.The commanders of the watch believe they've found the ideal way to get this troublesome young officer out of their hair with the minimum of fuss. Promoting him to a dead end command over the most disruptive members of the Watch, puts him firmly on the sidelines, away from the most prestigious Watch Houses and the most important citizens. After all, what harm could he possibly do in charge of the recalcitrant rabble of The Thieftakers? Perhaps not. Perhaps they've handed him the only Watch House in the city with officers capable of applying his methods, tough women and men with nothing to lose and more experience pursuing the most dangerous people, than any other members of the Watch. Within days of taking over his new command, Captain Loft is given the ideal case. A local spice merchant, murdered in the most horrific fashion and with no obvious culprit. Can The Thieftakers rise to the occasion and catch this brutal killer before the trail goes cold or worse, he kills again? Loft's methods are completely out of Sergeant Gurnt's comfort zone. She's a veteran of the Watch and sceptical about his methods. Can he prove his ideas work and win her over?


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Edrin Loft has just been promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned command of the notorious Old Gate Watch House and its infamous collection of personnel. Their moniker, The Thieftakers. Their job? Pursuing the dregs of society through the meanest streets of Kalider, the capital of Denethria, the once preeminent country of the Shattered Empire. But Loft is a new breed of Watch officer. He wants to modernise the Watch and do more than chase after the obviously guilty. Loft believes he can use reason and science to identify criminals. His last case was a great success in legal terms but a complete disaster politically.The commanders of the watch believe they've found the ideal way to get this troublesome young officer out of their hair with the minimum of fuss. Promoting him to a dead...


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Every author biography includes a list of previous jobs that vary from the mundane to the mildly interesting. This one could certainly do the same thing but instead, we’ll just say that if Jon Evans had had a job that developed into a career, or was a huge financial success or was fascinating, he probably wouldn’t have become an author.




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