In 18th-century London, a strangler walks the teeming streets. His victims are always young prostitutes with red hair. Before they die, they hear whispers that speak of stars-and of a woman named Selene.
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In 1795 London, agent Jonathan Absey from the Home Office seeks the French spies that infiltrate England, but is haunted by the unsolved murder of his 15-year-old daughter. As he pursues both investigations, Absey stumbles across a strange society of astronomers looking for a long-lost star. Soon, their quest begins to merge with his own, and Absey finds himself discovering more than he had ever imagined.