In a London hospital, Prudence, a talented nurse who had once been one of Florence Nightingale's angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime -- which intuition tells him was no random stroke of violence by a madman.
Greatly helped by his unconventional friend Hester, another of Miss Nightingales' nurses, and barrister Oliver, Monk assembles the portrait of a remarkable woman. Yet he also discerns the shadow of a tragic evil that darkens every level of society and a frightening glimmer of his own eclipsed past.
This paperback book is in good condition with moderate spine creases and cover wear.