Poor William Halsey. An impoverished younger son, his one chance for riches - and to win the hand of the woman he loves - are dashed when his racehorse, The Miller of Dee, is found dead under mysterious circumstances. It's just the sort of case for Bow Street Runner Theo Bryght, who encounters not only dark passions and devastating secrets in this new mystery, but his own chance for love as well.
While Lord Byron is dazzling the Beau Monde with his poetry, Viscount Percy Ainsford Foster Ashe is discovered dead in a shabby boarding house in Brighton. Who murdered Viscount Ashe? Will his now penniless widow ever recover her lost fortune? For Bow Street Runner Theo Bryght the stakes are high as he races to solve the mystery behind what may be just the first canto in a deadly ode to revenge.