Seven disparate individuals receive a letter, offering each a research fellowship in Paris. Paul lives in his own reality, but appears to be able to absorb others into it while writing his vel, in two dimensions. While Neyla plans retribution for her father's death and Joel hopes to distract her, Anton learns to inform people about retirement. Martin and Avis intend to carry out research: he to write and she - well, she's t sure, but her disappearance might help her find out. Miriam, the medium, just enjoys Paris. Love, revenge, blackmail and murder all play their part in the education of the group. Different realities, faiths and customs collide, bringing shocking adventures while the detective, Fillon, tries to separate them and find out what has happened to the missing members of the group as they disappear, one by one. What is the truth of the Club of the Pleiades?
Ernest Pick has been writing for much of his life. At an early age, he won a play writing contest at UCLA where his work was produced to considerable acclaim. His play Rasputin was produced at another American college and condemned by Rasputin's daughter, Maria, despite the fact that the piece followed closely her own memoir of her father. Ernest has written several other novels, most notably I Think I Went To London, Rise of the Looney Bird, and Spanish Agent. He has also translated a novel from German into English as well as La Sociologie de la Litterature into English. Presently he is working on a new novel to be called Assisted Living.