Death and violence stalk Whitechapel once more. Decayed and murdered corpses are found in a slum tenement, and the police divisional boxing championship reveal vengeful feelings within the force.
The pall of personal tragedy looms over the men of H Division when a very real and valuable symbol of the British Empire’s wealth arrives in the form of an uncut diamond.
Churches and synagogues are being burnt and desecrated in Whitechapel and Reid suspects the same hand behind the various attacks.
Investigations into the brutal slaying of a Telegraph newspaper boy lifts the lid on a vice racket run from the offices of the Government Printing Office.
The H Division suspects the Irish Republican Brotherhood in a new terrorist plot. Reid sends Detective Sergeant Flight undercover into Whitechapel’s Irish community.
Long Susan finds herself faced with a female gang’s charismatic leader when taken by force to the gang’s hideout.
Reid and the team enter the shadowy netherworld of the circus freakshows to seek help and understanding from Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man.
Jackson discovers evidence of a newly synthesized and devastatingly powerful opiate that leads Reid to a fear of a new kind of hell being released on to the streets.
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