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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Delors Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, 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 Napoléon 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 Fouché, 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Earl Spencer | 10/28/2012

    " Brilliant. The perfect THE SHINING sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 10/20/2012

    " I was a little disappointed but still an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sue | 1/10/2011

    " Wraps a bit of a mystery around a real assassination attempt of Napoleon. I enjoyed it and learned a little about the period at the same time. If you like historical fiction, and are curious about this period in French history, you will probably enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sanna | 11/19/2010

    " not as good as Mistress of the Revolution. Seemed to be trying to be as historically true as possible, with the result it was not very suspenseful. "

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About the Author
Author Catherine Delors

Catherine Delors was born and raised in France. She graduated from the University of Paris–Sorbonne School of Law and became the youngest member of the Bar of Paris at the age of twenty-one. She later moved to the United States and passed the California Bar. She is the author of the historical novel Mistress of the Revolution. Delors now splits her time between London and Paris, while remaining a partner in an international law firm based in Los Angeles.