History and mystery entwine once again in the life of Benjamin January, the hero of Barbara Hambly's acclaimed novel, "A Free Man of Color." As a cholera epidemic weaves its way through the fetid corners of New Orleans, Ben's skills as a healer are stretched to the limit. But when a plantation waif named Cora convinces him to deliver a message to her lover, a slave to a prominent family, Ben becomes tangled in a dark web of lies that will threaten his freedom and his life.

Fever Season 1999, Bantam, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780553575279

Mass-market paperback

Fever Season 1998, Bantam Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780553102543