It was a troubled marriage at best. Paul Gallagher, the executive, was tremendously successful, posed to reach the pinnacle of corporate power, and engrossed in his career. Nicole Gallagher, his college sweetheart, insecure since childhood, had become frustrated and angry. Gabrielle Kalonova, the inevitable other woman, was a highly unusual individual, and the eternal triangle wasn’t what it seemed. Andrea Gallagher, Paul and Nicole’s only child, was deeply affected by the estrangement of her parents. It wasn’t surprising that infidelity led to a divorce suit, and yet who could have foreseen it would end in blackmail and death?
People wear many masks. There are masks that hide our secrets from the world, masks that hide us from each other and masks behind which we hide from ourselves. Life is a masque, a dramatic performance played behind masks.