The first novel in a chilling saga about a cunning immortal who’s been called upon to reclaim a marked soul—and the young beauty whose life he must save for a second time.
Ever since an accident took away her memory, Miss Elena Whitney can’t recall the secrets of her own past. All she knows is that with her mysterious benefactor, Archer, Lord Black, returning to London at the behest of Queen Victoria, she should seize the chance to get some answers. But the dangerously handsome Lord Black is not exactly the man Elena imagined.
A member of the immortal Shadow Guard, Archer has been summoned to London to eliminate an exceptionally evil threat—Jack the Ripper. As his prey brutally kills London’s East End prostitutes, Archer must not only stop the Ripper’s escalating violence before the murderer’s soul slips beyond his grasp, but also protect his beautiful young ward, Elena, whom he spared from death two years before. But with a wave of panic spreading across London, Archer fears that Elena is his weakness—a distraction he can’t afford, especially since she’s likely to become the Ripper’s next target.
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Published by Berkley Oct 07, 2008| 336 Pages| ISBN 9781440640070