Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood brings his own form of justice to the salons and slums of Regency London in the gripping follow-up to RESURRECTIONIST. For a French prisoner of war, there is only one fate worse than the gallows: the hulks. Former man-o’-wars, now converted to prison ships, their fearsome reputation guarantees a sentence served in the most dreadful conditions. Few survive. Escape, it’s said, is impossible. Yet reports persist of a sinister smuggling operation within this brutal world – and the Royal Navy is worried enough to send two of its officers to investigate. But when they disappear without trace, the Navy turns in desperation to Bow Street for help. It’s time to send in a man as dangerous as the prey. It’s time to send in Hawkwood!
"This adventure yarn races along with twists and turns that grip from page to page. It's a cracker; unrelentingly entertaining. And it's one of the best books I've read in a long while." - Coventry Telegraph
"James McGee spins another rollicking yarn in which a smattering of history and a huge chunk of imagination are again combined to great effect." - Yorkshire Evening Post