A body found on the Vancouver waterfront, a friend jailed for murder… John Lansdowne Granville’s hunt for a murderer takes him to the seedy side of the city: to burlesque halls, gambling joints, and down along Dupont Street – two blocks of brothels and opium dens along the reeking mudflats. He finds allies in Emily Turner, emancipated daughter of a very Victorian father, and Trent Davis, a young, would-be silk train robber. Can Granville sort out power struggles, blackmail and betrayal in time to trap a killer and save his friend?
“An impressive debut” – Booklist starred review
Hardcover Carroll & Graf ISBN 978-0-7867-1946-4 December 2007 (postponed from September) US$24.95