“A relentlessly fast-paced and entertaining read.“
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Alias Chase and Jones
“Does anyone really believe what happened at the Reichenbach Falls? A great many accounts have been written but it seems to me that all of them have left something to be desired – which is to say, the truth.”
Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard travels to Meiringen, Switzerland to view the body of one Professor James Moriarty, which has been pulled from the waters at the foot of the infamous Reichenbach Falls.
He is joined – unexpectedly – by a Mr Frederick Chase of the Pinkerton’s Detective Agency who has pursued Clarence Devereaux – a notorious New York criminal boss – across the Atlantic to a planned meeting with Moriarty. Together they return to London tracking their quarries’ last movements and known associates to a fateful nexus at the heart of the London underworld.