Turn back history a page, an era of innocence in a world of high society and family secrets hidden as skeletons behind closed doors. While outside underhanded dealings of the dirtiest nature take place claimed by title in a very powerful veritably realism so close to history darkest chapters you would swear it is truth.
"A duchess's beauty matched only by her cunning; her husband's dangerous affair with a handsome scholar; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius on the brink of revolutionƯ. Suddenly long-buried lies threaten to come to light and betrayal and treachery run rampant in this story of sparkling wit and political intrigue."--Amazon.com.