Shadows in the White City has a good plot, compelling dialog, and interesting characters. It will keep you
guessing to the very end. A good read.
Chicago, Illinois; June 1893. The phantom of the fair is still at large. The infamous Inspector Alastair Ransom
of the Chicago Police Department is determined to catch the phantom; in fact it has become an obsession to him. An
obsession beginning to cost Ransom his friends and put his job in jeopardy.
Waldo Denton, whom Ransom believes to be the killer, is young and innocent looking. Just a lad with no criminal
record. He's arrested but released from custody due to a lack of evidence against him.
Griffin Drimmer, Ransom's young partner, becomes a victim of the phantom. Since the law won't deal with Denton,
Ransom takes matters into his own hands. After he dispatches the phantom killer to the bottom of Lake Michigan he
learns of yet another serial killer on the loose.
Children are vanishing. The "Leather Apron" killer is believed to be the work of cannibalism. Outbreaks of
fear grip the city and will continue to until the killer is found.
When Senator Chapman's granddaughter becomes a victim he wants to take matters into his own hands and repay the
killer his due. He strikes up a deal with Dr. Fenger (the city's ME) and Chief Kohler (the Chief of Police). The
Senator wants them to turn the killer over to him once he's found. Ransom turns down their deal and struggles to
do his job even though Chief Kohler is determined to destroy Alastair Ransom.
Ransom turns to the street children, the homeless, looking for answers. Will the mythology of the street
children help Ransom with his investigation?