The Blurb On The Back:
The streets taught him.
Sherlock Holmes trusted him.
The Secret Service wants him.
The Empire needs him.
LONDON, 1909: The British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counter-intelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists.
Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters he needs proof of a threat – and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust.
Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell’s old friend Sherlock Holmes – he led a gang of urchin investigators known as the Baker Street Irregulars – Wiggins is an ex-soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a born street fighter.
Wiggins turns down the job – he “don’t do official”. But when his best friend is killed by Russian anarchists, Wiggins sees that the role of secret agent could take him toward his sworn revenge.
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