By Andrei Baltakmens
Gabriel Carver, the convict hangman of Sydney felony, is aware that none of his sort could go away Australia’s penal colony with out the system’s depart. Then 3 everyone is murdered, probably to guard the “Rats’ Line,” a bootleg route to freedom that exists simply within the fevered imaginations of transported felons. yet why kill to guard whatever that doesn’t exist?
When an blameless lady from Carver’s prior is charged with one of many murders and faces execution at his arms, she threatens to bare an incriminating mystery of his personal except he is helping her. So Carver needs to attempt to unmask the killer one of the convicts, infantrymen, sailors, and fallen girls roaming 1829 Sydney. If he can locate the assassin, he could realize who's defying the approach less than its very nostril. His seek will take him again to the scene of his ruin—to London and a previous he can by no means remake nor ever get away, no longer even on the fringe of the world.
"Vivid information, shiny characters, and compelling discussion, the tale is a page-turner, a savory deal with to be devoured." —Foreword Reviews
"Baltakmens, echoing the voices of 19th-century masters like Conrad and Melville, combines experience and secret in a high-stakes story of sophistication, morality, and justice." —Kirkus Reviews
From Andrei Baltakmens, writer of The Raven’s Seal.
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A Hangman for Ghosts by Andrei Baltakmens