This story combines all the best ingredients of a novel: romance, mystery and adventure. (The WW1 battle scenes are horrific.) A young American travels through Europe in the 1970s attempting to trace his kinship to an heiress missing since 1917 and so inherit a fortune. The love story of the heiress (Imogen) and her benefactor (Ashley), is told in flashback. Written in styles which suit the relevant periods. A great and unusual debut novel.