“If you’ve ever wanted to walk the streets of early twentieth century Shanghai, Berlin, London, or New York, then you will love the wide landscape of this novel. All the big cities come to life with all the political and economic intricacies of that time. From the grittiest of inhabitants, to the most decadent and smug, Falconer gives you a view into the turmoil of the Great War”. *****
“Falconer’s grasp of period and places is almost flawless… He’s my kind of writer.” Peter Corris, The Australian
“Falconer weaves a pacy story of obsession, love, greed and corruption… Really well done.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Murder, scandal and romance all play their part . . . plausible and engrossing.” Woman’s Day
When Michael Sheridan jumps into the Whangpoa River to save a Russian refugee, his life changes forever. The girl bears an uncanny resemblance to Princess Anastasia, who is rumored to have survived the brutal massacre of the Royal family by Bolshevik revolutionaries two years before.
She is suffering from traumatic amnesia and remembers nothing of her life before Shanghai. So who is she?
Unraveling the mystery of Anastasia’s identity and past takes them both from the streets of Shanghai to the decadence of pre-war Berlin, from the London of flappers and Charlestons, behind the grim curtain of Bolshevik Russia and finally to New York just before the Wall Street crash.
It may also cost him his life.
Is she the lost princess? Or just another taxi girl, like a hundred others?
A timeless love story of passion, survival and mystery.