Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realizes to his astonishment that she is his long lost daughter, Gabriella.
Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey.
Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner has asked Lacey to help him look into the disappearances of “game girls” from Covent Garden. Lacey agrees and recruits old friends to help.
But when the goings-on in Covent Garden put his daughter in danger, Lacey’s crusade turns personal. He will do anything, and call in any favor from anyone, in order to protect his own Gabriella.
Book Six in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.