The world's leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes
of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Light
harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many
could pay dearly.
Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German
diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped
in the congested French capital, where she is still looked
upon as the enemy. But as she contemplates returning to
Berlin and a life with Stefan, the wounded fiancé she
hardly knows anymore, she decides that being in Paris is
not so bad after all.
Bored and torn between duty and the desire to be free,
Margot strikes up unlikely alliances: with Krysia, an
accomplished musician with radical acquaintances and a
secret to protect; and with Georg, the handsome, damaged
naval officer who gives Margot a job—and also a
reason to question everything she thought she knew about
where her true loyalties should lie.
Against the backdrop of one of the most significant
events of the century, a delicate web of lies obscures the
line between the casualties of war and of the heart, making
trust a luxury that no one can afford.