Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Release: For the King by Catherine Delors

Publish Date: July 8th 2010
Format: Hardcover 352pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
"From the author of the critically acclaimed Mistress of the Revolutioncomes 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 NapolĂ©on 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 FouchĂ©, 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 Kingtakes readers through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption."


Laura's Reviews said...

I loved Mistress of the Revolution and can't wait to get my hands on For the King!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I think I might enjoy this one. INteresting

Alaine said...

I haven't read any books by this author but have added this one to my list. It sounds like a great read.

Priya Parmar said...

i also loved mistress of the revolution. such a gorgeous cover!

Anonymous said...

This book has a simply gorgeous cover, doesn't it? I look forward to reading this one.

Alaine said...

I really like the sound of this one!