Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Fourteen-year-old Carver Young has lived in an orphanage all his life, but just as he's about to forced out on his own, he's adopted by a strange and cranky old man named Hawking.

Carver soon learns that Hawking is a former Pinkerton, an agent from the elite Pinkerton Detective Agency.  This is a dream come true for Carver who's always dreamed of becoming a detective but with no way to get the training he needs.

Soon he is on the trail of a ruthless killer.  Could it be that Jack the Ripper has abandoned his London killing grounds for New York society?  Carver thought he would have the help and training of Hawking, but the man seems determined to make Carver do this on his own, so instead he turns to Delia and Finn, both former orphans who've been adopted.

With a notoriously corrupt police force only recently placed under the charge of Teddy Roosevelt, the Pinkertons may be the city's only hope.  Should Carver trust the Pinkertons, the police, Roosevelt himself?  How could he convince anyone to listen to a poor orphan like himself anyway?

Filled with twists, turns, and heart-pounding action, Stephan Petrucha's Ripper is sure to excite mystery and detective fans!

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