308 pages. Historical novel. Dust jacket states: "Dick Darwent, ex-fencing master, was waiting in a dark cell of Newgate Prison-waiting to be hanged. While Dick waited for the hangman, Lady Caroline Ross, rich, cold and beautiful, prepared a champagne breakfast to celebrate her marriage to him, a marriage which would cost her fifty pounds, and which would be ended an hour after it had begun. But a shot through a bathroom window, where a lovely lady sat in a tub of milk--a riot in the opera, led by champion pugilists--a pistol duel at dawn--and a mysterious coachman, whose cloak was shiny with graveyard mold--changed everything! As did Napoleon Bonaparte!