Door visits the spectacular Floating Market to shop for a bodyguard as she searches for the murderer of her family. What she purchases may be nothing but danger and duplicity, as the macabre assassins Croup and Vandemar prepare to spring their latest trap.
Once safely across Night's Bridge, Richard realizes his guide, Anesthesia, didn't make it. Varney puts down all comers at the bodyguard tryouts Door is holding at the floating market, but is then bested by Hunter, who Richard had mistakenly thought a prostitute on the bridge. She's actually a "London Below" legend returning after a long absence. Door then decides to let Richard come with her, Hunter and the Marquis to Earl's Court. Once there, they hope to find out a way to reach the angel Islington.