Jack Lark has come a long way since his days as a gin palace pot boy. But can he surrender the thrill of freedom to return home?

 

London, 1859. After years fighting for Queen and country, Jack walks back into his mother's East End gin palace a changed man. Haunted by the horrors of battle, and the constant fight for survival, he longs for a life to call his own. But the city - and its people - has altered almost beyond recognition, and Jack cannot see a place for himself there.

 

A desperate moment leaves him indebted to the