Romanian King Carol flees to Paris at the beginning of WWII, leaving behind his long-time mistress, Magda, who is to follow him. But on the even of the German invasion, Magda and her secret lover, Grigor, have other plans, and steal priceless gems from the palace. Royalty, espionage, love, deceit and betrayal are tightly woven into a galloping plot across hazardous German-occupied Europe. Crowning Deception is based on the thrilling true story of the theft of the crown jewels of Romania which have never been recovered.

Crowning Deception 2013, Robert Hale Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780719810534