In a dark mind the hardness is there by itself. The Break O’Day Johnnies commit three crimes during the Fenian invasion of Canada in 1866. The consequences of these deeds set two members of the street gang against each other and play out to unexpected results on the mean streets of Buffalo’s Infected District and in the unruly towns of Pennsylvania’s turbulent oil fields. Babylon Hill follows Two Cent Tom Magill, one of the members, as he searches for truth and love with sporting house whore Angel Emmeline. Pursued by demons from his difficult past and never sure of the depth of her commitment can he find peace at last in the tenderloin of Gilded Age Manhattan?