Detective Inspector Bennet Drake has come a long way since we first met him. No longer a quick-fisted street boy, he’s risen to the level of Head of H Division, worthy of the trust placed in him.
As for those Whitechapel streets, their villains fear Drake much as they ever did, but to these essential gifts he has added respectability. Even at closer inspection, it seems that Drake has accomplished all that he once wished – to elevate himself, to earn his status as a leader of men. What’s more, he has finally married the woman who he has loved for so long – the inimitable Rose Erskine - now Mrs. Drake.
It seems that everything is falling into place for Drake, until the arrival of former boss and old friend Reid looks set to throw that over…