By Anne Perry
For the prostitutes of leather-based Lane, nurse Hester Monk's sanatorium is a lifeline, offering medication, nutrition, and a modicum of peace - particularly because in recent years their diseases have escalated from bruises and fevers to damaged bones and knife wounds. in the intervening time, besides the fact that, the mysterious demise of railway rich person Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy local brothel overshadows all else. no matter if he fell or used to be driven, the surprising query in everyone's brain is: What used to be the sort of pillar of respectability doing in a seedy position of sin? in the meantime, significant inner most investigator William Monk acquires a brand new customer, a mysterious attractiveness who asks him to check past a shadow of a doubt even if her fiance, an government in Nolan Baltimore's thriving railway enterprise, has develop into enmeshed in fraudulent practices that may destroy him. As Hester ventures into violent streets to benefit who's liable for the brutal abuse of her sufferers, Monk embarks upon a trip into the English geographical region, the place the final rails are being laid for a brand new line. however the sight of the tracks stretching into the space revives thoughts as soon as stripped from his awareness by way of amnesia - as a previous nearly very unlikely to undergo returns, eerily paralleling a clean tragedy that has already all started its inexorable unfolding.