Secret II is the second in a cycle of books in which Michael James, having discovered his father was the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper, unearths shocking truths about his family’s dark secret. The year is 1945 and the war in Europe is over. Michael James continues with business as usual and his life returns to some normality. In the week leading up to Christmas, three separate events transpire; the first - the abduction of five children, the second - the release of Matthew Pilinger from prison, the agent for London trafficking, and the third – the receipt of documented proof concerning the BLANCA faction and its members. The power behind BLANCA seek revenge on those who attributed evidence against them and put their London operation on hold; Michael James and Elizabeth McCauley, and it is the assignment of Matthew Pilinger to ensure they are found and punished in the appropriate manner. In the meantime Michael James sets out to discover the connection – if any – there may be in the abducted children, with the help of some new and some old characters.
James Haydon was born in Blackfriars, London. His works are predominately London based, depicting various epochs and using London as a backdrop for his novels and its ever-changing stages throughout history.