For the King (Hardcover)

By Catherine Delors

Dutton Adult, 9780525951742, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/11/2010)
Paperback (7/5/2011)
MP3 CD (7/12/2010)
Compact Disc (7/12/2010)
Compact Disc (7/12/2010)

List Price: 26.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

From the author of the critically acclaimed "Mistress of the Revolution" comes a spellbinding historical thriller set in post- revolutionary Paris.
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 readers through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption.
Watch a Video



About the Author

Catherine Delors, herself from a family of French aristocrats, was born and raised in France. A lawyer, she has practiced in the United States for ten years, and now divides her time between Paris and Los Angeles.


Book Videos