Latest novel out now: the entire British Royal Family and virtually all the aristocracy are wiped out literally overnight. It represents the mother of constitutional crises, not helped by the collateral deaths of numerous other world leaders including the President of the United States whose unworthy successor has ideas of his own how the investigation should be conducted and recklessly intervenes in person - with dire consequences.
The poisoned chalice of investigating this cultural and diplomatic catastrophe nestles firmly in the shapely hands of (Acting) Chief Commissioner Susan Schroeder of New Scotland Yard who is immediately forced to stamp her authority on a rebellious mysogynistic Cabinet. Her strategy is unorthodox but brilliant in its invention and execution.
Thus, her investigative team find themselves heading to France where the answers appear to lie. But they are barely ahead in a race for aside of the truth, a far greater prize awaits the victors and a spectacular confrontation in the ancient city of Reims is inevitable - but who will emerge triumphant?