The defection shattered any chance of this. It unearthed both old and new skeletons and it left only suspicion in its wake. Guilty until proven innocent. Bastien
thought he knew The Club. He was learning that The Elders were more
heinously depraved than his worst nightmares. His dreams of freedom and
love with Gemma were now only a fantasy. Had he been a hopeless romantic all along? Gemma
had thought she had found happiness. The love of her life in Bastien.
She had not expected her friends to conspire to tear this away from her.