A mysterious stranger moves to New Orleans during Prohibition and opens a mystical speakeasy called 'The Gates'.
It's a place where all your dreams and desires may come true; where the supernatural mingle with the living. Saints and sinners, gangsters and G-men alike come to party like there’s no tomorrow. But when the morning comes, all bets are off. You may have the time of your life, or experience your worst nightmares. It’s the dawn of jazz in Crescent City, where laws are left to the interpretation of criminals, crooked politicians and the supernatural. All are welcome here, but there’s one rule to follow:
“Operor Non Sentio Vel Exsistio Sentio”
Do not judge, or be judged.
The Gates is a neutral establishment, just like the owner; he doesn’t care about the affairs of men, angels or demons. He's waiting patiently for the apocalypse to end his eternity, but is once again faced with an apocalyptic decision. It could be a chance at redemption, but at what price?
VR McCoy's The Merchant is a supernatural thriller set in Prohibition era New Orleans.
I love a great historical fiction that is not afraid to delve into the darker side and explore it. This book most certainly did just that. Mr. Icarus is a mysterious being that deals with supernatural forces head on. The author explains this beings past as he’s taken on supernatural foes from long before bringing us up to New Orleans during the jazz era.
The author has a masterfully way of describing the time’s period to where the readers can envision the moment. Here the era is described in details from the swanky jazz night club, the array of woman, and the wealthy aristocrats to the mobsters. For a brief moment in time his life seems to normalize until someone goes missing then once again Mr. Icarus is forced to deal with the enemy. This book is highly descriptive, intriguing and a wonderful supernatural thriller. I would highly recommend this book.