A breathtaking historical drama from the bestselling author of Rape of the Fair Country
1848. When the French people besiege Paris, King Louis Philippe flees to England
and the French aristocracy run for their lives. Even the Pope deserts the Vatican.
Europe is in turmoil.
Fearing economic and social collapse, the French provisonal government distracts
world attention by recruiting a Queen voctoria 'look alike', one madame Alicia Bernard,
and then claiming that they have succeeded in abducting Victoria for a trial in Paris for
'crimes against the poor'.
Alicia Bernard stands alone before the howling mobs, until barrister Andre Pelon is
appointed to defend her...