The Gaming Room

Two men from different eras, united by a passion for making money. In eighteenth century Paris, John Law aspires to become Banker for the French monarchy, currying the favour of Louis XIV by bartering the affections of his wife and partner, Katherine. In twenty-first London, his descendant, Theo, orchestrates the movement of money around the Dark Web for the Russian mafia and a cash-strapped Vatican.

For both men, no wager is too high because all life is a gamble. The Gaming Room is a fast-moving, time-shifting fusion of history, romance and psychological thriller. The stories converge when the two of them play out a final, fateful game of cards in decadent eighteenth century Venice. There, as the flood waters rise, they learn the true price of winning at all costs…

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