From the book back:
In 1892, the grisly murders of Whitechapel prostitutes by a killer dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a terrifying enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, Superintendent Thomas Pitt's testimony causes distinguished soldier John Adinett to be sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of a friend. Instead of being praised for his key testimony, Pitt is removed from his station command and transferred to Whitechapel, one of the East End's most dangerous slums. There he must work undercover investigating alleged anarchist plots. Among his few allies are his clever wife, Charlotte, and intrepid Gracie, the maid who can travel unmarked in Whitechapel. But none of them anticipate the horrors to be revealed...
"One of her best mysteries ever...You can't put this book down...Each scene, each encounter takes on a many-layered resonance."
--The Providence Sunday Journal
Another excellent mystery from Anne Perry. Set in Victorian England, while Jack the Ripper runs loose, Thomas Pitt and Charlotte struggle against a plot to villify Thomas when his testimony sentences a popular man to hang. Full of suspense and wonderful historical detail!