While writing a series of articles about horrible murders in the Low Side District of New York, the young reporter Jimmy Palmer soon will become involved in a game of cat and mouse with an elusive and deadly character--Jack the Ripper. Along Palmer's dark journey, he will foster a friendship with a young singer, Abigail, "the Irish Nightingale," and meet numerous other colorful characters of this poor district. Beginning with a search for witnesses to the crimes, Palmer's snooping soon will lead him to investigate suspects. His daily editorials trigger the interest of the serial killer himself, who begins to correspond with Palmer via the newspaper, leading Palmer to surmise that this killer is the infamous Jack the Ripper.
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