A Convenient Solution
by Trevor Whitton
France, 1308. Jean Bellimont is leading a quiet, contented life as scribe in the city of Troyes. When his Bishop is arrested on spurious charges and Pope Clement sends an envoy to investigate, King Philippe responds by dispatching two of his most trusted Knights. Within days, one of the Cardinals is murdered, and France teeters on the brink of open war with the Papacy.