"A second brilliant bauble, perhaps more foreboding and terrifying than "The Ruby in the Smoke."" -"Publisher's Weekly" Will the sea give up its dead? The year is 1878, and the spirited Sally Lockhart, once again defying Victorian sensibilities, has gone into business for herself. When one of her clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of the wealthy and elusive industrialist who owns the doomed company, she uncovers a plot so diabolical that it could eventually subvert the entire civilized world-and if Sally's enemies have their way, she won't live long enough to see it happen. Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning His Dark Materials, continues the nerve-shattering story of his canny and courageous heroine in this second Sally Lockhart mystery.
About the Author
Philip Pullman won the prestigious 2005 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work. He is the author of the internationally renowned "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass," winner of the Carnegie Medal; "The Subtle Knife," winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award; "The Amber Spyglass," the first-ever children's book to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; and "Lyra's Oxford, " all of which are currently available from Listening Library. You can visit the author's website at www.philip-pullman.com.