For the King by Catherine Delors

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"A superbly elegant novel" (Susan Holloway Scott, author of The French Mistress) from the author of Mistress of the Revolution.

After First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte survives an assassination attempt, Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young man with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they strike again. But in a city with royalists and revolutionaries alike conspiring to overthrow Bonaparte, Roch's task is near impossible. And when his own father faces the guillotine, Roch has no choice but to trust those most likely to betray him.


About Catherine Delors

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CATHERINE DELORS was born and raised in France, and practiced law in Los Angeles for ten years before becoming a novelist. She lives in Los Angeles and Paris.
Published June 9, 2010 by NAL. 350 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Delors' second fictional chronicle of post-revolutionary Paris (Mistress of the Revolution, 2008) involves a manhunt for would-be assassins of Napoléon Bonaparte.

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If a sign of a well-crafted historical novel is when you rise up from the pages, startled by a sound, to discover it’s not the clatter of horses’ hooves that interrupted you—but rather the irritating buzz of your cell phone—then lose yourself in For the King, Catherine Delors’ second historical n...

Jul 08 2010 | Read Full Review of For the King

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The much-praised author of Mistress Of The Revolution attempts a police procedural based on a real-life attempt to assassinate Napoleon, but her reach exceeds her grasp.

Aug 19 2010 | Read Full Review of For the King

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