By Anne Perry
At the bustling docks alongside the River Thames, nice Britain’s service provider ships dump the treasures of the area. And right here, in dank and sinister alleys, intercourse retailers ply their profitable alternate. the scary kingpin of this darkish realm is Jericho Phillips, who turns out a ways past the achieve of the legislations. but if thirteen-year-old Fig is located together with his throat minimize, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will cling for this abomination. Monk’s spouse, Hester, attracts a hugely strange guerrilla strength to her husband’s cause—a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless highway urchin, and a rebellious society woman. to 1 as criminally minded as Phillips, those fogeys are mere mosquitoes, to be certain. yet as he'll quickly become aware of, a few mosquitoes could have a perilous sting.