London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is
languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation.
Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely
encoded letter arrives from Paris.Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French
cabaret star writes that her illegitimate son by an English lord has
disappeared, and she has been attacked in the streets of
Montmartre.Racing to Paris with Watson at his side, Holmes discovers the
missing child is only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem.
The most valuable statue since the Winged Victory has been violently
stolen in Marseilles, and several children from a silk mill in
Lancashire have been found murdered. The clues in all three cases point
to a single, untouchable man.Will Holmes recover in time to find the
missing boy and stop a rising tide of murders?
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