Hawkwood the Regency James Bond returns in this gripping action packed sequel to the bestselling 'Ratcatcher'. Matthew Hawkwood. Soldier spy lover -- a man as dangerous as the criminals he hunts. The tough Bow Street Runner is back where he's not wanted in the most forbidding places London has to offer: its graveyards and the rank sinister halls of Bedlam the country's most notorious lunatic asylum. There are missing bodies all around -- dead and alive. 'Resurrection men' serve the demands of the city's surgeons by stealing corpses -- and creating a few of their own along the way. Far more worrying is the escape from Bedlam of a very unusual inmate: one Colonel Titus Xavier Hyde an obsessive gifted surgeon whose insanity is only matched by his dark intelligence. And this twisted genius has a point to prove. Which will mean plenty more work for the gravediggers!