A prostitute is murdered in Victorian London, strangled with her own stocking. Superintendent Pitt obtains a confession from a pimp who is promptly executed. Pitt gets a shock when a second murder follows, bearing the hallmarks of the first. Coincidence, or was Pitt party to a miscarriage of justice? By the author of Traitors Gate.
The case involves the murder of three prostitutes, a suspect from a wealthy London family and members of a secret society. Pitt is assisted by his wife Charlotte and her sister Emily.