Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he is - though there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has company - a pair of bounty hunters, a man and a woman. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what they seem....
"[C]ompletely engrossing...fans of the series will bask in the Victorian atmosphere.” (Booklist)
“Jack the Ripper meets his psychopathic equal in this macabre tale of late Victorian England...in this fifth installment about the hunt for England’s most famous serial killer.... You’re in for quite a ride.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“The gritty descriptions of Victorian London are a major highlight of the series, making this a solid choice for fans of the time period.” (Library Journal)