A beautiful city on a glittering harbour,
where not everything is tourist brochure perfect.
Sydney – where beauty is in the eye of the beholder
and where even the strangest desires can be met.
Blind barrister Tom Challinor’s plans for a well-earned week off are dashed by an attempted murder linked to a Sydney escort agency.
Sonya and her sassy friend Avril are employees in that niche-market agency where the workers are all people with disability: amputees, chair users, or people of short stature.
Their eager customers style themselves ‘devotees’.
As Tom investigates an underworld of desire, entitlement and exploitation, the menace of predatory passion clamps tight around Avril and Sonya, bizarrely-mutilated dolls start turning up at a women’s refuge, and young women start to disappear.
The first in the Harbour City Mysteries, Dangerous Devotions is inclusive, subversive and enthralling. The debut crime novel by psychologist and disability advocate A D Penhall, is a riveting insight into the world of sex workers with niche specialties.