By Anne Perry
On a London riverbank, while the physique of small-time criminal Mickey Parfitt washes up with the tide, nobody grieves. yet William Monk, commander of the River Police, is questioned by way of the homicide weapon: a sublime shawl whose unique proprietor was once evidently a guy of substance. Dockside informers lead Monk to a floating palace of corruption at the Thames controlled via Parfitt, the place a band of half-starved boys is held captive for males prepared to pay a excessive cost for nighttime pleasures. even though Monk and his fearless spouse, Hester, might gladly present Parfitt’s killer, responsibility leads them in one other direction—to an unresolved crime, to a dangerous disagreement with many of the empire’s most beneficial males, and eventually to a court showdown with Monk’s outdated buddy, Oliver Rathbone, in a tribulation of approximately insufferable stress and suspense.
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Anne Perry's A Sunless Sea.
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