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.