It is 1893 and Anna Zemeckis, a young New Yorker, goes missing in America's most dangerous city: Chicago. Home to the World's Fair, Chicago is a city of glitz and razzmatazz - a city intoxicated by its own spectacular wealth - but beneath the sophisticated facade lies a sinister underworld of pornography, prostitution and violence. It's a lethal place for the weak or vulnerable - and Anna isn't the first young woman to disappear without trace. Emily Strauss, an inexperienced but ambitious reporter from the New York World, is given a treacherous assignment: to find out what happened to Anna, and to the other missing women. Against a punishing deadline, alone in a dangerous and unfamiliar world, she faces a near-impossible task. And, she soon discovers, a powerful enemy...'Gripping and atmospheric' - "Sunday Telegraph". 'A rich historical thriller...Combines striking historical detail with a compelling mystery' - "Observer". 'Short chapters and tight plot invoke a cold dread in the reader from the very beginning' - "Daily Telegraph".