Ripper by Stefan Petrucha
Carver Young dreams of becoming a detective, despite growing up in an orphanage with only crime novels and his lock-picking ability to encourage him. Yet when he is adopted by Detective Hawking of the world-famous Pinkerton Agency, Carver not only gets the change to find his biological father but finds himself smack in the middle of a real-life investigation: tracking down a vicious serial killer who has thrown New York City into utter panic. When the case begins to unfold, however, it's worse than he could have ever imagined, and his commitment to Mr. Hawking and the Pinkerton Agency comes into question. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes dire, Carver must decide: Where does his true loyalty lie?
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