The Black Tower (Compact Disc)

By Louis Bayard, Simon Vance (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781433246593, 8pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

September 2008 Indie Next List

“In The Black Tower, a ne'er-do-well medical student is surprised by the founder and chief of a newly created Paris plainclothes police force and is asked to help solve a mystery involving French royalty, with surprising and dangerous results. Bayard's talent for spinning a suspenseful story along the margins of known history makes his books irresistible!”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
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Description

From the acclaimed author of The Pale Blue Eye, this literary thriller features Eugene Vidocq, a criminal who transformed himself into the world's first and greatest detective. After the execution of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI and the death of their son, the Dauphin, the Bourbon monarchy has at last been restored. Dr. Hector Carpentier leads a very quiet life, until he meets legendary police officer Vidocq, who has used his mastery of disguise and surveillance and his extensive knowledge of the Parisian underworld to capture some of the most notorious and elusive criminals. Now with the help of Carpentier, Vidocq may prove that the Dauphin lives, which could change the course of history.
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