By Anne Perry
The homicide of a prostitute named Ada McKinley in a bed room on decrepit Pentecost Alley should still celebration no stir in Victoria’s nice city, yet lower than the victim’s physique, the police discover a Hellfire membership badge inscribed with the identify “Finlay Fitzjames”—a identify that immediately attracts Superintendent Thomas Pitt into the case. Finlay’s father—immensely prosperous, strong, and dangerous—refuses to think about the prospect that his son has been in Ada McKinley’s mattress. The implication is obvious: Pitt is to arrest a person except Finlay Fitzjames for Ada’s dying. yet Thomas Pitt isn't a guy to be intimidated, and with the aid of his quick-witted spouse, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation—one that twists and turns like London’s personal historic streets.
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