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For the King by Catherine Delors
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Jul 10, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010_release_read, mainstream, read_2010

An unexpectedly good historical novel about the first main royalist plot against Napoleon in 1800 when an "infernal" device just missed his coach, while killing lots of people in the middle of Paris; for political purposes Napoleon needed the Jacobins as villains and executed and exiled lots, but finally the truth outed and the royalist agents were brought to justice in large part too, though their main leader Georges Cadoudal escaped to plot more

This book introduces an inspector who investigates the case and who may have divided loyalties with a Jacobin father and a royalist mistress; very good pace, great characters and excellent atmosphere
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