Paris -- 1889: Murder... and epidemic! And just as the world is flocking to Paris, visiting the new World's Fair and Mr. Eiffel's fresh wonder, the Eiffel Tower! Explorer and investigative journalist extraordinaire Nellie Bly knows something is going on- could these murders and the epidemic be connected? She's put her latest expose to bed, and is looking for a new challenge. And helpers-interesting helpers: Louis Pasteur, Oscar Wilde and Jules Verne. Nelly Bly is a woman of action, and she will play no small part in a world usually reserved for men.