By Edward Marston
1817. sunrise breaks on a summer’s day in Chalk Farm, London, and the scene is determined for a duel among a lady’s ardent admirers. Fearless thief-taker Paul Skillen has been educating Mark Bowerman how you can shoot appropriately, and even though Paul isn't sanguine approximately his clumsy pupil’s possibilities, he stands as his second.
At the final second the duel is damaged up via Bow highway Runners. they're delighted to incorporate Paul, certainly 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 entire gentle of day whilst Bowerman is stabbed to loss of life in a stranger’s garden.
Paul and his dual, Peter, are made up our minds to determine 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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A Date with the Executioner (The Bow Street Rivals) by Edward Marston