From the book jacket: It is 1855, and engineer William May has returned
home to his beloved wife from the battlefields of the Crimea. He secures a job
transforming London's sewer system and begins to lay his ghosts to rest. Above
ground, his work is increasingly compromised by corruption, and cholera
epidemics threaten the city. But it is only when the peace of the tunnels is
shattered by murder that William loses his tenuous hold on sanity. Implicated in
the crime, plagued by visions and nightmares, even he is not sure of his
innocence. Long Arm Tom, who scavenges for valuables in the subterranean world
of the sewers and cares for nothing and no one but his dog, Lady, is William's
only hope of salvation. Will he bring the truth to light?
Comment: Psychologically scarred William May, recently returned from the the Crimean War, is a chief engineer on the London ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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