Lies, intrigue, betrayal: An average day at the Congress of Vienna. Kings, Czars, and Emperors dance a diplomatic minuet what will determine the fate of Europe for a century. Officially, Royal Marine Major Thomas Pennywhistle is the British Naval Attaché. Unofficially, he is on a covert mission to protect the prince Regent. Because the man who murdered his brother is the same one who threatens his prince, Pennywhistle must decide if justice should come by gavel or a gun.
Facing spies, assassins and an impenetrable cliff topped by an impregnable castle, Pennywhistle must confront a ruthless adversary fully as resourceful as he. A serious misstep could explode a conference desperately seeking to repair the damage done by Napoleon. Success will never add to his reputation, while failure could smash it forever