By Paul Doherty
It's 1301 and a delicate peace exists among Edward of britain and Philip IV of France. within the fetid alleys and slums of London and Paris it's a assorted topic. right here the key brokers of either international locations nonetheless struggle their very own, silent, lethal battles. The Prince of Wales wallows in luxurious lower than the sinister impact of his favorite, Gaveston, who has mystery political goals to dominate the younger prince and the English crown. those scandals are threatened with publicity whilst woman Belmont, the prince's former mistress, is located lifeless, her neck damaged, on the foot of a nunnery's steps. was once it suicide? An coincidence? Or malicious homicide? Edward turns to his grasp undercover agent, Hugh Corbett, to resolve the secret. In doing so, Corbett needs to face the lethal competition of his French counterpart, the murderous rage of Gaveston and the silent threats of assassins. He should also deal with the lies and silken deceits of his personal grasp.