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From The Publisher:
Terror Stalks a metropolis in its finest hour...
WELCOME TO CHICAGO 1893--WHERE NEW WONDERS ARE BEING UNVEILED...AND A MONSTER FEEDS ON THE UNSUSPECTING.
Tens of thousands are flocking to a bustling, wind-swept metropolis in the middle of America for the great Exposition of 1893--to see the future and to ride Mr. Ferris's remarkable wheel. A city of hope and hardship has caught the attention of the world--and a maniacal killer has made it his hunting ground.
Inspector Alastair Ransom carries the burden of the dead on his shoulders. But a demon far worse than Ransom's own is loose--a bloodthristy killer who preys on Chicago's most vulnerable citizens, his grisly handiwork masked by the glitter and frenzy of the World's Fair. But a haunted detective doesn't realize how desperate his search has become--for each passing hour brings the slayer closer to his next intended victim: Alastair Ransom.
Original title: City for Ransom
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural