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Who is the sinner and who is the saint?
LONDON. When the body of a priest is found in the ruins of Winchester Palace, his tattooed arms flayed, his mouth stuffed with feathers, the artists and outcasts of Southwark huddle in fear.
Private investigator Jamie Brooke begins the hunt for the murderer aided by Blake Daniel, a psychic researcher, who is haunted by visions of the past. As violence erupts, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake, Jamie and Blake must find the skin collector before those they love are taken down.
A crime thriller with an edge of the supernatural, Deviance is the story of a struggle for power and a fight for freedom against the backdrop of modern-day London.
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“Ms. Penn has a knack for weaving unusual historical fact into a modern setting as background for a mystery thriller.” – Jane V. Blanchard
“The darkness of the setting of this story is offset by the depth of human care and kindness that many of the characters share. The depth of depravity of the main antagonist is offset by the strength of the community to which he directs his evil actions. I really recommend this book and J. F. Penn!” – D. Dobler
“You will not want to be interrupted once you start this book.” – Betsy
“Stunning book, had me up all night reading … [it] smolders on the embers of darkness and sensuality … beneath this story is the author’s love of London. I’ve been to London several times and done quite a bit of wandering only to find myself in places I couldn’t understand and was tempted not to fear. But I ran, asked for directions, and retreated to the façade that felt safe but robbed me, and other tourists, of the depths the city holds. Now I want to go back. And when I do, my eyes will be to the skies in search of swarming ravens. And I will follow.” – Mary A. Madsen