A letter arrived today. The envelope was thick with the smell of a woman’s perfume. It was an invitation, but not the invitation I expected. It was a call to take part in the “Greatest con of all time.” Intrigued, I followed the message to one of the wealthiest parts of Atlantic City. The place was full of rich little good-for-nothings who never had to work for a living – the perfect setting for a scam.
New Jersey, February 1919. A young woman claiming to be Anastasia Romanov disappears after raising a considerable sum of money from local Russian immigrants who supported the royalist regime in Russia. The police suspected a con scheme but the very people that gave the money truly believed that the self-proclaimed Romanov has gone into hiding because of Soviet spies threatening her life.