A Date with the Executioner (The Bow Street Rivals) by Edward Marston

By Edward Marston

1817. sunrise breaks on a summer’s day in Chalk Farm, London, and the scene is decided for a duel among a lady’s ardent admirers. Fearless thief-taker Paul Skillen has been educating Mark Bowerman the right way to shoot correctly, and even though Paul isn't really sanguine approximately his clumsy pupil’s possibilities, he stands as his second.

At the final second the duel is damaged up by way of Bow highway Runners. they're thrilled to incorporate Paul, one in all their enemies and opponents, within the arrest. although, regardless of the interruption, the passions in the back of the duel appear to spill out into the whole mild of day whilst Bowerman is stabbed to demise in a stranger’s garden.

Paul and his dual, Peter, are decided to work out justice performed and a race opposed to the Runners starts off, the place the brothers needs to choose a direction via threads of inheritance and treachery, with a stunning girl on the center of the web.

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