The seventeenth novel in Anne Perry's acclaimed William Monk
series. 1864 - Monk and his wife Hester are doing their best to
care for Scuff - a homeless boy slowly recovering from a terrifying
ordeal of a child prostitution ring. Although Scuff's evil
abductor is dead, there is no suggestion that the ring has been
broken. Monk is determined to find the remaining children and
uncover the men funding the operation. In an illicit world of
blackmail, vice and corruption, Monk must follow the trail - and
his conscience - wherever it leads, ...
'Anne Perry, mistress of the Victorian murder mystery, has taken over where Dickens left off ... A murder mystery made to make you think' -- Lancashire Evening Post 'Perry cleverly gives her readers a continual thread and a sense of location ... A very enjoyable read indeed ... Recommended' -- Bookbag
With twenty million books in print throughout the world, Anne Perry's bestselling novels are noted for their memorable characters, exploration of social issues and historical accuracy. Selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime', Anne lives in Scotland.
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