In the cut-throat world of 1845 NYC, a disfigured cop finds a girl running through the street in a blood-soaked nightgown. What follows is the mad hunt for a serial killer through the city’s underbelly, involving gangs of urchins, a manipulative madame, and ruthless politicians. Faye’s riveting plot is matched only by the beautiful language she weaves from the colorful diction of 19th century NYC.
From the publisher:
1845: New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two events will change New York City forever.