The sequel to Narrow Marsh.
Having returned to Nottingham from exile in France, William Daniels has settled in his home town and is developing a successful business as a canal carrier, while also becoming involved in plans to bring the railway to Nottingham. Meanwhile, residing in a penal colony in Van Diemen’s Land, the wealthy Josiah Sidmouth waits patiently for the day he will become a free man again, while at the same time planning his revenge against the man he regards as responsible for his downfall. This is a fast-moving story of retribution, radical politics and criminal conspiracies set in Nottingham in the 1820s and 1830s. 288pp