A Conundrum is the first in a trilogy about a family who can trace their line back to the 17th century. They are scattered throughout the world, but now, in the 21st century, have homogenized their financial dealings.
They are like a combination of the European monarchy and the Sicilian mafia. They kept the bloodlines pure and encouraged hubris in all, particularly the males. Now there is a problem–an unsanctioned murder in Australia.