By Edward Marston
1817. sunrise breaks on a summer’s day in Chalk Farm, London, and the scene is decided for a duel among a lady’s ardent admirers. Fearless thief-taker Paul Skillen has been educating Mark Bowerman easy methods to shoot effectively, and even if Paul isn't really sanguine approximately his clumsy pupil’s probabilities, he stands as his second.
At the final second the duel is damaged up via Bow highway Runners. they're delighted to incorporate Paul, one in every of their enemies and opponents, within the arrest. notwithstanding, regardless of the interruption, the passions in the back of the duel appear to spill out into the total gentle of day while Bowerman is stabbed to dying in a stranger’s garden.
Paul and his dual, Peter, are decided to determine justice performed and a race opposed to the Runners starts, the place the brothers needs to choose a course via threads of inheritance and treachery, with a gorgeous girl on the center of the web.
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