Dr. Ludwig Mann is a conductor and a brilliant musical genius, capturing the hearts and ears of audiences worldwide through his live and recorded performances, particularly of Mozarts music. His successful and financially lucrative career has been designed by his beautiful, sensual, but shrewd, manager Josephine deBois. At first, it appears that Josephine truly has Ludwigs best interests at heart, but her duplicitous nature soon shows through. She definitely has ulterior motives, but that is only a small part of the questions, intrigue, and violence that swirls around Ludwig and Josephines questionable relationship the cardinal Marchetto Caccini, the high ranging priest Giovanni Landini, the brilliant Nobel Price ready scientist Duilio Paioni; and the mystic woman Sora in a desolated Korean temple all have a share in them. Although Ludwig and Josephine will eventually marry, it is clear that Ludwigs true heart belongs with Tiffany, a young woman whose life is more intertwined with his than even he knows. While Josephine initiates the union, it is for her own purpose. While she is an incredibly sexual woman, albeit in a dark way, it seems her heart belongs to no one as she is urging sexual encounters in violent liaisons that usually take place in grungy rooms above dark alleys. At the end, Samuel, a Ney York police Sargent, finally resolves the case but who cares about a truth so unbelievable that nobody will ever believe it.