Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Upcoming Release: For the King by Catherine Delors



Release Date: July 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Pre-order: amazon.com

The official synopsis has not yet been released, but it is certain that this book will be set during the Napoleonic era. In a post over a year ago on her blog, Catherine wrote the following about the intended plot: 
                       "Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a brilliant future and a beautiful mistress, investigates the Rue Nicaise attack. His father, a former Jacobin, has risen from the lowest rungs of society to owning a tavern. Roch's investigation takes him through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris, and the studio of the prominent painter David, himself a former Jacobin rallied to Bonaparte.
Old Miquel is soon arrested because of his political sympathies, and threatened with deportation or summary execution. To save his father, Roch must discover and arrest the assassins before it is too late. As he hunts them down and faces their chief, Joseph de Limoëlan - a historical character - he tests the limits of his loyalties and discovers the meaning of truth.

For The King is a historical thriller, a police procedural, a tale of love, betrayal and redemption."

This will be her second novel, the first being Mistress of the Revolution. I will  post an update when new information becomes available.

6 comments:

Laura's Reviews said...

Sounds fantastic! I loved Mistress of the Revolution. I'll have to keep this on my radar for a summer book to read. Thanks for the update!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This looks really good!

Passages to the Past said...

Another lover of Mistress of the Revolution here! It seems like I've been waiting forever for this one and I still have longer...ugh!

I really love the cover too.

Blodeuedd said...

When I first saw it on another site I thought yes, but now, well nah

Catherine Delors said...

Yes, indeed it is set at the beginning of the Napoleonic era! I will be delighted to give you more information.

catherine@catherinedelors.com

The Critic said...

A book that I really look forward too. I love police procedual books!