At the outset of the 20th century, Denton—a Civil War veteran and former Western lawman—moves to London to reinvent himself as a writer. Denton has a passion for justice and for women in distress, and in this series, both get him into plenty of tight scrapes as he tries to help those in need.
Jack the Ripper hasn't been heard of for more than 15 years, but at least one fellow claims to have seen him at his grisly work. And when a prostitute turns up dead, Denton can't shake the notion that the frightened man may have something to be really worried about. No one managed to catch the Ripper, but in this series debut, Denton will use his instincts and his doggedness to thwart him before a new reign of terror begins.