A novel that blends in the culture of pre-revolutionary Paris. A time when dinner theatre was a nightly excursion and opium hookahs were prevalent at gentleman’s bath houses; the occult was openly solicited in private parlours, and a fascination with the latest findings on Egyptian artifacts and excavations was the talk of the day. A historical novel set in 1788 Paris, France about a man famous for his familial wealth that serves as a back-channel financier to several heads of state and sovereigns, finances several banks, wars, and several political skirmishes. This man is in love with another man despite his experience with a first love who bore him a child (unbeknownst to him) and his having to marry a wife. This story has a touch of romance, adventure, and the occult.