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 the right way to shoot appropriately, and even if Paul isn't really sanguine approximately his clumsy pupil’s possibilities, he stands as his second.
At the final second the duel is damaged up by way of Bow highway Runners. they're thrilled to incorporate Paul, considered one of their enemies and opponents, within the arrest. despite the fact that, regardless of the interruption, the passions in the back of the duel appear to spill out into the total gentle of day whilst Bowerman is stabbed to loss of life in a stranger’s garden.
Paul and his dual, Peter, are decided to work out justice performed and a race opposed to the Runners starts off, 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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