Winter frost coats the outside of the Royal Botanical greenhouse
where Juliet Moreau spends her days, but the thick, steamy air
inside reminds her of her father''s tropical island-and the secrets
she left behind. Now back in London, she is rebuilding the life she
once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau''s horrific legacy-though
someone, or something, hasn''t forgotten her.
As people close to Juliet fall victim one-by-one to a murderer
who leaves a macabre calling card of three claw-like slashes,
Juliet fears one of her father''s creations may have also escaped
the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland
Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had
thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never
expected to see again.
As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum
to cure for her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more
in a world of scandal and danger. London''s high society can be
just as vicious as wild animals, and the elegant city as harsh an
environment as any jungle. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to
the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer-Juliet will be
lucky to escape alive.
With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson''s The Strange
Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery
about the split natures of those we love and how far we''ll go to
save them from themselves.