The Duke de Richleau Series Starter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
The first three thrilling adventures in the Duke de Richleau series.
In The Prisoner in the Mask we meet our eponymous hero, the Duke de Richleau. Why would a French aristocrat renounce his country and live in exile? The answer lies in the Paris of the 1890s; a world of superficial glamour but, under the surface, deep social and political strife.
Set in 1906, Vendetta in Spain is rife with rebellion and danger. Anarchism permeates every country in Europe, and not a night passes without groups of fanatics meeting in cellars to plot against the representatives of law and order. A rich novel packed with true history, subtle intrigue, sudden violence, terrorism, blackmail and suspense, alongside the bitter-sweet romance between gallant young de Richleau and the beautiful Condesa Gulia.
In The Second Seal the Duke de Richleau has an intriguing meeting with a beautiful woman – an incident that will lead to a series of desperate adventures with a Serbian, a secret, and a terrorist society. The capers culminate in the Battle of the Marne – the operation that shattered Germany's chance of victory.