The Shadow in the North
The year is 1878, and Sally Lockhart has started her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally is determined to find out why. But as she comes closer to learning the identity of the firm's elusive owner, she... show more
The year is 1878, and Sally Lockhart has started her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally is determined to find out why. But as she comes closer to learning the identity of the firm's elusive owner, she discovers that her questions are far from simple --and that the answers could cost her her life."Fraud, fire, and bloody murder pursue Sally Lockhart in a fine sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke. Sally, now 22, is in business as a financial consultant. When she and her friends challenge corrupt financial interests, they find themselves in a web of intrigue that stretches from fetid slums of the poor to the corporate offices of the richest man in Europe. Sally's detective work reveals the connections between corrupt power and broken lives. The action is fast, scenes are tight and dramatic, the language is vivid, and the wealth of minor characters are sharply individualized. An immensely entertaining thriller."--(starred) Booklist. Reading level: 6.7.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 23rd 1997
Publisher: Laurel-Leaf Books
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: Sally Lockhart (#2)
The year is 1878 and Sally Lockhart has just started her own financial consulting business when one of her clients loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm. As she struggles to learn why, she comes closer to the answers--and her own demise.
3.5 starsSally Lockhart has used her head for numbers to start up a consulting firm where she gives people financial advice. When an elderly teacher she's advised loses all her savings after putting all her money into a shipping company Sally told her was a sound investment, Sally is determined to f...
The sucker punch concealed within this book spoiled it entirely for me.
This is the 2nd of Pullman's books about Sally Lockhart, Financial Analyst, feisty Victorian spitfire, and proto-feminist.A client arrives at Sally's door. She's followed Sally's financial advice, but the company has gone bust, causing her to lose all her money. She's not angry at Sally - but she su...
I was....devasted.Sally's character really grew..alas I can't read anymore of this series but I did turn my sister on to it.