(From the publisher):
Paris, 1815. As a defeated Napoleon is carried to exile, France at last sees the restoration of a Bourbon to the throne - Louis XVIII, brother of the doomed Louis XVI. But a shadow of uncertainty hangs over the nation's future as long as one question remains unanswered: What is the real fate of the young Dauphin, held prisoner in the Temple where his mother Marie Antoinette spent her last days? History says he died of disease years before - but rumors persist that he escaped, leaving another boy to die in his place.
The answer holds a great deal of interest for the British government, which sends its emissary Nicholas Segalla - himself a man of mystery and shadowy origins - to uncover the truth. Will Segalla be able to keep his promise to a beautiful ill-fated queen who is not his own sovereign? Or will he fall victim to the murderous assassins who protect their dark secrets?
Original title: The Prince Lost to Time
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France