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 how you can shoot safely, and even if Paul isn't sanguine approximately his clumsy pupil’s percentages, he stands as his second.
At the final second the duel is damaged up by way of Bow road Runners. they're delighted to incorporate Paul, considered one of their enemies and opponents, within the arrest. besides the fact that, regardless of the interruption, the passions at the back of the duel appear to spill out into the entire mild of day while Bowerman is stabbed to demise in a stranger’s garden.
Paul and his dual, Peter, are decided to determine justice performed and a race opposed to the Runners starts, the place the brothers needs to decide a course via threads of inheritance and treachery, with a gorgeous girl on the middle of the web.
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