Within the palatial home of the leading Wall Street “Money King,” a concealed extortionist seeks a fortune from the magnate. The police detectives can’t discover any suspects, so the obvious choice is to secretly employ the best sleuth in New York City. At his office, Joe Phenix receives an obtuse note with a very strange request. The year is 1890 and this is eighth title in the Joe Phenix Detective Series by Albert W. Aiken. In this Dark Lantern Tales edition, Mark Williams has added notes on contextual history, a glossary of slang terms used in Joe Phenix's Silent Six, period illustrations, and respectfully edited the text for the modern mystery reader.