The story is set in War torn Paris during the Second World War. Marc is an American, who truly wants to be an artist, ventures to France and is soon caught up in the ex pat world.
These are dangerous times and all too soon Marc is swept away in a world at War whilst many of his country men have fled home. Marc experiences love and working for the Resistance. He also experiences betrayal from the one person he believed he could trust.
The book is bought to life by the amount of research undertaken by the author. There are some very descriptive pieces about historical events such as the sinking of HMS Lancastria.
The plot is gripping and in many ways thought provoking.