One hundred and thirty years ago an ominous figure roamed the night streets of the Whitechapel District in London and killed at will. The victims were prostitutes . . . five of them over a three month period. His story is one of the most famous in criminal history. Not so much for what he did, even though the mutilations he performed on the ladies of the evening were gruesome, but more because he was never identified or caught. The newspapers and authorities dubbed him, “Jack the Ripper.”Present day Seattle Christian Summerville is a commercial banker who has everything most people only dream of. He’s young, handsome, well-liked and is financially set. He’s also a direct descendant of the infamous London serial killer, and like his ancestor, has taken the lives of four prostitutes so far. He has one left to kill. The authorities have dubbed him, “Ripper.” Jimmy Breen, former FBI agent and also a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, is visiting an old friend in Seattle. He immediately realizes there’s a connection between the current murders and those committed by the original Jack the Ripper. They’re happening on the same dates! If “Ripper” follows the same schedule, another prostitute will be brutally murdered in a few weeks. Breen sets out to discover the serial killer’s identity in hopes that he can stop the killing . . . but will he be in time?