This romantic novel of 1913 gives some excellent descriptions of both upper class and bohemian society of the period. The portrait of the London publishing scene is closely modeled on the one Oppenheim confronted in the early part of his career. Unusually the "villain" of the story is a woman, but Oppenheim is up to his usual "tuft-hunter" ways. An interesting side note is that the "Milan" Hotel makes what may be it's first appearance in this novel. The name is put in quotation marks, and the location is identified as being on the Embankment. This hotel is prominent in many of Oppenheim's books, and probably represents the Savoy Hotel.
Wonderful Story with so many twists and turns to keep you ever on the edge of your seat. Oppenheim never disappoints !