Liberty, equality, fraternity, and death to the aristocrats! In Paris, 1792, this is the cry of a downtrodden people who have risen against their oppressors. Doctor Juliette Roussel agrees. Yet, could she save some of the imprisoned children and use their blood money to help other innocents? Forced to practise medicine as a man, she holds a unique position within the feared prison of the Conciergerie. Only the brilliant surgeon Armand Dumouriez penetrates her disguise and finds himself entangled in her schemes. As the blood-soaked wind of oppression rages across the city, Juliette is betrayed and sentenced to the guillotine. But can she escape?
Frances Burke lives in Sydney and loves to travel. She began her writing career when her three sons left home. Since then she has worked in welfare and addressed writers' conferences and given seminars. She gained some invaluable experience as inaugurator of the local Fellowship of Australian Writers and her novels are inspired by a sense of place. This is her second novel published by Robert Hale.