It's 1818 and Eugene Francois Vidocq, the founder of a newly created plainclothes police force, is about to tackle
one of the most haunting mysteries to grip Paris in years.
The master of disguise and surveillance is about to apply his considerable skills to uncovering what really
happened to Louis-Charles, the lost son of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI. Supposedly the dauphin died in
Paris' Temple Prison, but rumors persisted for decades that the 10-year-old had been smuggled out of the black
tower where he was held captive.
Now a recent murder has refocused interest in the old mystery of the child's demise. The investigation uncovers
evidence that suggests perhaps Louis XVII is still alive and well. If so, that might explain the sudden whirlwind
of violence that swirls around this possible survivor of the royal family.
A surfeit of political intrigue, treachery, cover-ups, and conspiracy make this highly entertaining period piece
filled with delightful characters and intricate plot complications one you won't want to miss.