Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Featuring: Timothy Wilde
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Historical | Suspense
From Edgar-nominated author Lyndsay Faye comes the next
book in what Gillian Flynn calls â€śa brilliant new mystery
Six months after the formation of the
NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy
Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his cityâ€™s dark
practicesâ€”until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies
and corruption ruled by the â€śblackbirders,â€ť who snatch free
Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as
slaves, and sell them South to toil as plantation
The abolitionist Timothy is horrified by
these traders in human flesh. But in 1846, slave catching
isnâ€™t just legalâ€”itâ€™s law enforcement.
beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothyâ€™s
office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her
reply is, â€śMy family.â€ť Their search for her mixed-race
sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother,
Valentine, into a world where police are complicit and
politics savage, and corpses appear in the most shocking of
places. Timothy finds himself caught between power and
principles, desperate to protect his only brother and to
unravel the puzzle before all he cares for is lost.
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