First edition. Signed by the author. Fine in dust jacket. Jonathan Blair wants to return to Africa and to his wife and child, but his sponsor, coal baron and Anglican bishop Hannay, funds all African explorations and he coerces Blair to travel to a small town in the darkest part of Victorian England to solve the mysterious disappearance of a young cleric who is engaged to Hannay's daughter. Blair's investigation provokes miners, mine supervisors, and even Hannay's daughter, but when he falls in love with a "pit girl," antagonisms turn deadly. Highly recommended.
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