Heralded by Gillian Flynn as “so spectacular . . . amazing,” Lyndsay Faye is back with her biggest adventure yet!
No one in 1840s New York likes
fires, but Copper Star Timothy Wilde least of all. So when an arsonist
with an agenda begins threatening Alderman Robert Symmes, a corrupt and
powerful leader high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Wilde isn’t thrilled to
be involved. His reservations escalate further when his brother
Valentine announces that he’ll be running against Symmes in the upcoming
election, making both himself and Timothy a host of powerful enemies.
Meanwhile, the love of Wilde’s
life, Mercy Underhill, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep and takes
under her wing a starving orphan with a tenuous grasp on reality. It
soon becomes clear that this wisp of a girl may be the key to stopping
those who have been setting fire to buildings across the city—if only
they can understand her cryptic descriptions and find out what she
knows. Boisterous and suspenseful, The Fatal Flame is filled with beloved Gotham personalities as well as several new stars, culminating in a fiery and shocking conclusion.
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