Tuesday, 14th July 1789. Anne Cartier observes a mob storming the Bastille, the royal fortress in the heart of Paris. The city revolts and the king's authority vanishes. His adversary the Duc d'Orleans exploits the chaos. When several royal officers are assassinated, the Marquis de Lafayette and Mayor Bailly call upon Anne's husband, Colonel Paul de Saint-Martin, to investigate.Then a mob lynches a troublesome baker. The Abbe de l'Epee, teacher of the deaf, asks Anne to look into the incident. Who prompted the mob? Who profited by the murder? What can be done for the baker's deaf widow and son?More violence ensues, and on a dark night an assassin shoots a lieutenant of the Highway Patrol in the back. The victim was riding Saint-Martin's white horse. Who was the intended target? Anne and Paul find several suspect for these murders - and evidence of a mastermind, a hidden hand...
Product code: BIEEA
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: 22.2cm x 14.1cm
Publish date: 04/03/2008
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