By Edward Marston

1817. sunrise breaks on a summer’s day in Chalk Farm, London, and the scene is determined for a duel among a lady’s ardent admirers. Fearless thief-taker Paul Skillen has been educating Mark Bowerman the way to shoot appropriately, and even supposing Paul isn't really sanguine approximately his clumsy pupil’s possibilities, he stands as his second.

At the final second the duel is damaged up by way of Bow road Runners. they're extremely joyful to incorporate Paul, certainly one of their enemies and competitors, within the arrest. even though, regardless of the interruption, the passions at the back of the duel appear to spill out into the total mild of day while Bowerman is stabbed to dying in a stranger’s garden.

Paul and his dual, Peter, are made up our minds to work out justice performed and a race opposed to the Runners starts, the place the brothers needs to decide a course via threads of inheritance and treachery, with a stunning girl on the center of the web.

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