At a lush villa on the sun-soaked island of Madeira, Martin Radford is given a
second chance. His life ruined by scandal, Martin holds in his hands the
leather-bound journal of another ruined man, former British cabinet minister
Edwin Strafford. What's more, Martin is being offered a job--to return to
England and investigate the rise and fall of Strafford, an ambitious young
politician whose downfall, in 1910, is as mysterious as the strange deaths that
still haunt his family.
Martin is intrigued by Strafford' s story, by the man's overwhelming love for a
beautiful suffragette, by her inexplicable rejection of him and their love
affair's political repercussions.