Well it happens sometimes, two of us read the same book and in this case Babylon Steel tempted two of us.
There was something charmingly ‘chain mail bikini’ to my mind about the cover and the premise, sword wielding Madam with a past, a brothel full of misfits, a missing girl, and adventure.
What it turned out to be is well written, fun, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable. I loved the characters, I enjoyed the multiple plots and Babylon’s back story. I’d love to know more of the backstory of the other members of the Red Lantern too, an interesting bunch.
There is remarkably little sex for a book set in a brothel and what there is, is well handled.
Chris W did an excellent review and there is little I can add except that I love this book and can’t wait for more from Sebold!