"Francis Thompson, a destitute, addict, gone mad with love, was the infamous sexual serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Escaping, he becomes a renowned poet, and is protected by a conspiracy that lasts a century."
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Twenty-years in the making and around the world research.
Francis Thompson in 1888. He was an ex-medical student with a dissecting scalpel, and a history of mental illness and trouble with the police. He had just broken up with a prostitute and had written about cutting women's stomachs open. At the same time, a few yards from his refuge, a woman was knifed, as part of a spate of prostitute murders, which one coroner said was by someone who had considerable anatomical skill and knowledge.
A compelling case that has gained international attention.