Baker & Taylor In the wake of the scandalous death of a railway tycoon in a brothel, private detective William Monk is hired by a mysterious new client who wants him to discover whether or not her fiancT, a railway firm executive, is embroiled in fraudulent practices, a case that brings Monk face to face with old memories of the past that had been stripped from his mind by amnesia.
Blackwell North Amer For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace - especially welcome since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else. Whether he fell or was pushed, the shocking question in everyone's mind is: What was such a pillar of respectability doing in a seedy place of sin? Meanwhile, brilliant private investigator William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who asks him to ascertain beyond a shadow of a doubt whether or not her fiance, an executive in Nolan Baltimore's thriving railway firm, has become enmeshed in fraudulent practices that could ruin him. As Hester ventures into violent streets to learn who is reponsible for the brutal abuse of her patients, Monk embarks upon a journey into the English countryside, where the last rails are being laid for a new line. But the sight of tracks stretching into the distance revives memories once stripped from his consciousness by amnesia - as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerily parelleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding.
Baker & Taylor Private detective William Monk is hired by a mysterious client who wants him to discover whether or not her fiancâe, a railway firm executive, engages in fraudulent practices, a case that brings Monk face to face with his past.