"Prudence Endicott is the daughter of London's Conciliator – the voice and hope of the little people. Will she be able to pick up the torch after her mother dies? Volume 1 of 2. After many years abroad, Prudence Endicott is back in England to bury her mother. Hired as a nanny by a wealthy London family, the young woman immediately begins to spend her nights in the more popular neighbourhoods ... For Miss Endicott is now the new Conciliator, she who helps the poor and the humble to solve their problems when society ignores them. A difficult task – especially as something sinister appears to be brewing underneath London ..."