Tall, dark, elegant and tough, Blackstone grew up in the roughest slums of London.
He now rubs shoulders with high society as easily as he moves among the thieves,
whores and cut-throats of the nineteenth-century underworld. His dangerous career
has made him a crack shot - and given him a taste for good wine and fine women. He
is ruthless and courageous, and above all a Bow Street Runner.
Blackstone receives a challenge from the mysterious 'Diddiki' that they will break
into the bullion vaults of the Bank of England. Suddenly he is faced with a dilemma:
a pretty girl implores him to rescue her 13-year-old brother from the gallows. But
will he have time to save both the boy and his own professional reputation? The race
against time takes him on a dramatic chase through the twilight world of London's
Blackstone Underground is the fifth Blackstone novel.
"An exciting new hero has just made his bow-Edmund Blackstone, Bow Street Runner."
"A welcome return."
"Crisp, fast-moving stuff, with a strong sense of period."