Disappointing mystery novel. Starts out OK but by the end it becomes a bloated, convoluted, and repetitious mess. This book could have been a decent short story with some heavy pruning and editing.
A young lawyer's uncompromising adherence to his political beliefs during the French Revolution results in some unexpected transformations in his life. An amazing novel!
An excellent adventure tale of injustice and revenge. As in Captain Blood, be prepared for a long slog through excessive background development - but it's well worth the effort once the real story gets started.
Finding his appointment for employment unexpectedly cancelled, a young man accepts a secretarial position with a Duke in a small English seaside village and soon finds himself at the heart of an international conspiracy. A page turner with a nice level of suspicion and suspense throughout.