Gallows thief

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Rider Sandman, a hero at Waterloo, returns home to a country where corruption and social unrest run rampant, and where justice is most often delivered to those whose primary crime is poverty at the end of a hangman s noose. Penniless, Sandman accepts a job investigating the case of a painter due to be hanged for a murder he didn t commit. In a race against the clock, Sandman moves from the hellish bowels of Newgate prison to the perfumed drawing rooms of the aristocracy, and in the process begins to peel back the layers of an utterly corrupt penal system."
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9780061834219
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Level 6.4, 17 Points
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The year is 1820. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, returns to London to wed his fiancée. But instead of settling down to fame and glory, he finds himself penniless in a country where high unemployment and social unrest rage, and where men—innocent or guilty—are hanged for the merest of crimes.

When he's offered a job as private investigator to re-open the case of a painter due to be hanged for a murder he didn't commit, Sandman readily accepts—as much for the money as for a chance to see justice done in a country gone to ruins.

Soon, however, he's mired in a grisly murder plot that keeps thickening. Sandman makes his way through gentlemen's clubs and shady taverns, aristocratic mansions, and fashionable painters' studios determined to rescue the innocent young man from the rope. But someone doesn't want the truth revealed.

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