This is a well written book about exiles from Vienna before WW ll. one should probably read The Last Waltz before reading this but the author explains much of what happened previously so you can get away without reading the first book. I really liked how this story progressed and had a hard time putting it down. I look forward to reading more of g.g. Vandagriff’s books. I received this ebook from feed your reader.com for a fair and honest opinion.