This is an intricate and thrilling tale of love and conspiracy set in Victorian London from Anthony Quinn, whose second novel ‘Half of the Human Race’ was selected for the Channel 4 TV Book Club.
When David Wildeblood, an idealistic young journalist, begins his investigation to report on the notorious slums of Camden he expects to find overcrowded, unsafe, insalubrious houses.
What he does not expect to discover is quite how much the tenants must pay to live there.
Realising that someone is profiting from this destitution he resolves to uncover the truth.
However, as his investigations proceed they reveal a trail of corruption which leads to the very highest levels of society, and David finds himself in mortal danger…