You’ll find this summary in far greater detail here.
This is a story of someone biting off more than he can chew, embarking on a grand adventure he thinks he can handle but instead finding himself co-opted into other people’s agendas and those agendas can get quite murderous.
Not just him either but anyone associated with him is also swept up in events in a changing political landscape in Europe, which forces this ragtag of strange bedfellows to flee across Europe, hidden by sympathetic citizens, but with the shadow government out for revenge over some imagined or inadvertent offence – it takes two and a half books to finally understand what this is all about.
And all the while in this hothouse atmosphere, no one they meet is for real, everyone wears a mask and betrayal can be smiling at you, right before your eyes.
Some administrative notes
Reading a book online is not easy, so there are two moves which might help here:
1. The navigation and single pages have been designed so that if you click on the first chapter in the sidebar “East” [or any chapter link in the sidebar], you can then go chapter to chapter without having to come out again. On an iPad or similar, the book then becomes quite readable in bed. Also use Ctrl with + or – [or touch screen] to change size of text.
2. You may transfer any text from this site, plus any linked pics, into whatever medium you would like for your own reading or to share with another person, [providing, of course, it’s not for commercial purposes]. You may quote slabs or even chapters, not that you’d ever want to but just so you know.
No pictures appearing in the online form here will appear in the published form when it comes – there’ll be different artwork. The pictures here are just a rough guide for online readers to visualize characters.