This is a historical fiction very similar to the Moonstone with a little Count of Monte Cristo thrown in. Edward Glyver is a young man that was framed at school for a theft. Shortly after he finds out his mother has passed away and soon finds himself enveloped in a mystery. He is apparently not who he thought he was. He also wished revenge upon the boy that ruined his future. Thru the years as he works on unraveling the mystery of his birth he realizes that his old enemy is tied up with this same mystery. Its an ok read, but very predictable even for all the twists and turns of the story. And without the happy ending. I found myself having alot of issues concerning the plot. The reason given for his mother giving him away seemed very unlikely. The punishment didn't fit the crime so to speak.