Paris, 1774. Commissioner Le Floch's stormy love affair with socialite Julie de Lasterieux has run its course but before Nicolas can formally end the relationship, Julie is found murdered in her bed, a victim of poisoning. For now, he retains the confidence of even the King, who sends him on a secret intelligence mission. But a plot is afoot to implicate Nicolas in Julie's death, and he is soon fighting to uncover the perpetrators and clear his name.
Publisher: Gallic Books
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 33 mm
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