For the King
A NovelDownloadable Audiobook - 2010
For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year, " Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity. The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoleon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouche, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women. Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the King takes listeners through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2010.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.)) :,digital. data file, rda digital, Digital recording
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