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The Man Who Killed the King (Roger Brook #4)

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Jun 1792 - Aug 1794
The Man who Killed the King tells the story of Roger Brook–Prime Minister Pitt's most resourceful secret agent–during the Great Terror when more than a million people perished and the Terrorists found that the guillotine did not work quickly enough. This, the second phase of the French Revolution, opened with the storming of the Tuileries in June, 1792,
Published (first published January 1st 1951)
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The theme of the book is interesting, set during the days of Terror in France during the French Revolution, and giving day by day detailed descriptions of the events leading to the death of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The main protagonist, Roger Brook, an Englishman, adventurer and secret agent of the Prime Minister of England, Mr Pitt, is entertaining. Many of the details of the events which occurred and how the revolution shaped itself, how personal elements and sometimes sheer bad luck le ...more
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I read the Roger Brook series as a teenager, and rereading this didn't disappoint. Yes, Wheatley is dated in his writing [racism & mysogeny], but the sheer joy of an adventure series set during the French Revolution is pure escapism.
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Dennis Yates Wheatley (8 January 1897 – 10 November 1977) [Born: Dennis Yeats Wheatley] was an English author. His prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling authors in the 1950s and 1960s.

His first book, Three Inquisitive People, was not immediately published; but his first published novel, The Forbidden Territory, was an immediate success when
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