A swashbuckling novel of political intrigue In the concluding installment of Alexandre Dumas's celebrated cycle of the Three Musketeers D'Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways Unbeknownst to D'Artagnan Aramis and Porthos plot to remove the inept king and place the king's twin brother on the throne of France Meanwhile a twenty three year old prisoner known only as Philippe wastes away deep inside the Bastille Forced to wear an iron mask Phillippe has been imprisoned for eight years has no knowledge of his true identity and has not been told what crime he's committed When the destinies of the king and Phillippe converge the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties

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