1914 - this book is about England and France, right before the war, wanting Russia‘s support against Germany. The Earl of Walden and Churchill await a Romanov envoy, Prince Orlov. Felix, son of a Russian priest, wants to kill Orlov. Full of action, deadly suspense and haunting romance, this book will not let you go until the very intense ending. Follett is an excellent writer and does not disappoint. Highly recommended!