The latest in Charles O'Brien's acclaimed French Revolution series
Spring, 1791. Paris is in turmoil over church reforms, and food shortages and unemployment cause a decline in public order. One of Anne Cartier's deaf pupils, Patrick O'Fallon, is accused of killing a radical advocate of the poor--and the stakes increase when Patrick's accuser disappears under suspicious circumstances. Anne investigates, but when the trail leads to the queen's lover, and he flees from Paris, things begin to look desperate for the unfortunate O'Fallon . . .