Debut historical detective novel from a former senior police officer
Kelsford 1887: Detective Inspector Thomas Norton investigates a bungled payroll robbery carried out by Irish Fenians. Meantime, deep in the snows of the Carpathian Mountains, his lover Ruth Samuels is part of a network assisting Jewish emigres escape from Tsarist Russia. Soon, the action switches to downtown New York sweltering in a summer heat wave, before tracking back to Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel. In a gripping finale the story revisits Kelsford where the just rewards of loyalty, courage and fearless detection unite.