A William Monk novel from the master storyteller of Victorian society.
When William and Hester Monk agree to investigate the blackmail threatening a London weapons trader, they are unexpectedly drawn into America's violent Civil War. Daniel Alberton had promised arms to the South but faces a moral dilemma when his daughter Merrit, in love with a Union officer, insists he change sides. When he refuses, she disappears. That night, Alberton is murdered, his weapons are stolen, and Merrit's lover, Lyman Breeland, is the immediate suspect.
Alberton's widow begs William and Hester to find her daughter. But to bring the pair home, and force Breeland to face justice in an English court, they must face the danger of the American front line . . .
- Publication Date:
- 12 / 07 / 2001
- 111 x 175 x 26mm