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 instructing Mark Bowerman find out how to shoot effectively, and even supposing Paul isn't sanguine approximately his clumsy pupil’s probabilities, he stands as his second.
At the final second the duel is damaged up by means of Bow road Runners. they're thrilled to incorporate Paul, one in every of their enemies and opponents, within the arrest. despite the fact that, regardless of the interruption, the passions in the back of the duel appear to spill out into the whole gentle of day whilst Bowerman is stabbed to loss of life 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 off, the place the brothers needs to choose a course via threads of inheritance and treachery, with a stunning girl on the center of the web.
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