Continuing in the world of The Machinist, Avery Belfour and his captor/lover Lord Harrow now face the threat of The Inquisitor. But Harrow is very possessive of his prize and has no intention of turning Avery over without a fight.
Writer Ian Richards is desperate to get his story, and impulsively agrees to meet his contact alone in a private club. But that contact, Vincenzo, has no intention of letting his information go easily, if at all.
When Eli signs up for the Academy, he believes he is exchanging his life of poverty for one of learning and luxury. All too soon, he learns that he has been tricked, and his contract amounts to giving himself to the masters of the Academy.