Will Starling by Ian Weir
By Ian Weir
The Reckoning of WM. STARLING, Esq., a Foundling, bearing on large Crimes and Infernal Aspirations, with Perpetrators Named and Shrouded Infamies disclosed to gentle of Day, as set down by way of his personal Hand during this yr 1816
London, 1816. The Napoleonic warfare is over, Romanticism is at its excessive tide, and the nice urban is charged with the fun of medical discovery and Regency abandon. The nineteen-year-old foundling Will Starling returns from the Continent, having spent 5 years aiding army healthcare professional Alec Comrie, and now could be assisting Comrie construct a civilian perform in London's tough Cripplegate sector. this implies moving into an uneasy alliance with the Doomsday males: grave robbers who offer surgeons with cadavers for dissection. There are wild rumors approximately Dionysus Atherton, an outdated collage pal of Comrie's and the brightest of London's rising surgical stars, whispers of experiments on corpses now not particularly useless, in a bid to free up the secret of dying itself. Will works obsessively to ferret out the reality; the research twists and turns via brothels and charnel homes and the mansions of Mayfair.
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