Louis XVI was guillotined, you’ll recall, and when the monarchy was restored after Napoleon, Louis XVIII took the throne. But what of XVII, imprisoned as a child and reported dead during the revolution? Imagine he survived, damaged enough that he himself does not know his true identity. Who could untangle such a mess?
Vidocq. The greatest detective of his time. Scourge of the underworld. Master of disguise. Brilliant. Ruthless. Also, rude, crude, egomaniacal, and a little smelly. Just the man.
Strong characters, diabolical plotting, an education in french history, and a few final plot twists await the reader.