It is January 1793. France is at war with Belgium, Prussia and Austria, and Louis XVI has just been sentenced to death.
In Paris, a small group of people fears for the future of a throneless France surrounded by countries terrified that republican ideas - or anarchy - will spread throughout the continent.
They are determined to rescue the king, but when their leader is murdered a plan must be pieced together and executed within three days.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/03/2001
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780747263173
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Review by AdonisGuilfoyle
A murder mystery and half-hearted twist of history set during the French Revolution. Suspenseful, but the conclusion is a rather weak soap-opera ramble. The descriptions of Paris streets and living conditions are evocative, and the infodumps kept to a minimum. Celie and the other characters carry the story, though not very vivid in their own right, and the political stance of the author is fairly balanced - humanity is paramount, not monarchy or the republic.