The latest in the acclaimed French Revolution seriesSpring, 1788. Anne Cartier is searching for missing Lucie Gigot, last seen with the Marquis de Bresses valet. The trail leads to the marquis himself, a notorious libertine. When Bresse is found dead in the Seine, Annes quest turns into a murder investigation. Together with her husband and his adjutant, she uncovers a vicious network of pimps, brothel madams and corrupt policemen that traffics in human flesh.