First world edition. As new, unread copy in dust jacket. Apothecary John Rawlings has been summoned to Devon by Elizabeth di Lorenzi, his beautiful mistress. Leaving his young daughter Rose in the good care of her grandfather, Rawlings sets off for Exeter on board the stagecoach. His fellow passengers are a motley crew, and include a large and talkative German lady; Cuthbert Simms, a dance-master; and Jack Beef, the so-called 'Black Pyramid', a bare-knuckle fighter. Before the journey's end, a man has been found brutally murdered at the Half Moon Inn, and Rawlings is once again drawn into a complex and dangerous situation.
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