Psychological detective Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.
Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, kidnapped, it’s thought, by Jack the Ripper. Ex-Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith set up his own PI agency and spends his time searching as Claire grieves.
A tip from an ex-convict seems intrigues Inspector Ian Rutledge: Alan Barrington is a suspect in murder and has evaded capture for ten years. It’s possible capturing him can save Rutledge’s job.
Not only is the Ripper still at large in London, but so is another killer just as bad, the Harvest man. Worse are the hostile in-laws around his wife who has given birth to twins.
A vigilante group enables four murderers to escape, but it all goes wrong. It’s up to Walter Day and the rest of the Murder Squad to hunt them down, including Jack the Ripper.
With Captain Williams and Rachel her only allies, Bess must not put them at risk as she tries to find answers. But there is a murderer here who is driven to kill again and again.