About Murder in Whitechapel
Emmanuel Ortiz holds a dark secret… His real name is Judas Iscariot.
Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, Judas’ disguise does little to ease his eternal loneliness. Having recovered nine of his thirty blood coins, his focus is not yet on redemption for his treacherous role in the betrayal of Jesus Christ.
Distractions come easily for the rich entrepreneur and sometimes sleuth who presently resides in England, 1888. Fascinated by the spate of murders in London’s poverty stricken Whitechapel, Emmanuel soon realizes the killings resemble others he is familiar with, and the bloody signature speaks to the unholy talents of another immortal…an enemy from long ago.
This knowledge fuels his determination to track and apprehend the infamous Jack the Ripper at any cost.
With the backdrop of a Victorian Society, rigid and moralistic, along with the plight of those less fortunate, Emmanuel seeks to align himself with Scotland Yard. With the help of his immortal pal, Roderick Cooley, and by pretending to be an American private investigator interested in the horrific prostitute killings, he sets out to stop the senseless bloodshed. But has he bitten off more than he can chew by immersing himself in the slums and disease of the Ripper’s hunting grounds?
As the mystery unfolds it becomes the ultimate test…not only of his abilities as an immortal, but also of his very soul.
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