This second edition has some new material added and some other editorial changes.
Pamela DeFreise got more than she bargained for when she married “Big Eddie” Swainelle, a seriously bent, high-powered Wall Street shark whose occasional dabbling in organized crime lured him into darker, more twisted arenas: extortion, kidnapping, and torture to name but a few.
After a bloody divorce, she finally hopes to put her gilded-cage existence with “Mr. Big” and his two omnipresent, over-sexed twin henchmen, Luke and Duke DeVontura (who Swainelle only half-jokingly refers to as his “Bully Brothers”) behind her.
But Eddie has other ideas. Incensed that Pamela is now dating a rising-star district attorney who’s hot on his trail, and still fixated on her as his favorite “damsel in distress,” he orders his goons to kidnap her and take her on a journey to the South Pacific.
For Eddie Swainelle has a secret life, one even more vile and heinous than that of a low level crime boss: he owns and operates Swainelle’s School for Sadism: a private island paradise near Fiji where every male sadist’s most extreme fantasies are granted…the finest subservient women…the world’s best food, drinks, and cigars…plush, opulent beach houses…and, of course, personal slaves and torture rooms to do with as they wish.
“You are here,” Swainelle tells this year’s crop of eager charges, “to learn how to effectively use your innate gifts….to hone these powers to the sharpness of a razor. All of you will become razors when you leave here...ready to strike; ready to hurt, without remorse or hesitance.”
But Swainelle’s “students” soon learn nothing is complementary at the kingpin’s deranged educational Xanadu. Indeed, the madman has extreme expectations of his pupils.
Swainelle is serious about the art of inflicting pain, and will take a slave’s suffering to extremes, if necessary. As such, the twelve wealthy masters-in-training realize too late that they have entered into a one-way pact with a man who may well be Satan himself.
Yes, on the beautiful remote isle of Sofferenza, many sadistic dreams do come true…and so do some nightmares.