A continuation of the story told in Song of the Slums, but with an adult focus. Verrol, now an adult and a successful musician, falls in with a young girl who is tied to his criminal past, and who exerts a dangerous fascination for him.
It takes places after the events of Song of the Slums, when the Rowdies (Astor and Verrol's band) are an established success, and Astor and Verrol have settled down to live and love happily-ever-after … or have they? Verrol gets a huge shock when someone rises up out of his past, a woman who was just a young girl at the time of the terrible feud between the Starks and the Mauls. Reba Maul survived the general bloodbath, and she's been training to become the perfect killer ever since. She's deadly and beautiful and attracted to Verrol - but it's a strange and dangerously perverse attraction. Verrol can't help himself when the adrenalin gets into his veins, and his old past criminal self starts to take over again.' (Source: Author's website: http://www.richardharland.net/ [Sighted: 10/01/2017])