Palace of Justice

Palace of Justice

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Louis XVI is in his grave, and Marie-Antoinette is on her way to trial. Paris is hungry, restless, and fearful in the autumn of 1793, and the guillotine's blade is beginning to fall daily on the necks of enemies of the French Republic. Not even members of the republican government are safe from the threat of the Revolutionary Tribunal, where the only sentence for the guilty is death.

In this atmosphere of distrust and anxiety, police agent Aristide Ravel, while coming to terms with personal tragedy, must stop a ruthless killer who is terrorizing the city. Ravel soon learns, however, that hunting a murderer who strikes at random and leaves headless corpses on the streets, paralleling the ever more numerous victims of the guillotine, is a task that will lead him to dark, painful secrets and echoes from an even darker past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 376g
  • English
  • 1502857553
  • 9781502857552
  • 2,703,671

About Susanne Alleyn

Susanne Alleyn, granddaughter of children's author Lillie V. Albrecht, is the author of the Aristide Ravel historical mystery series, set in revolutionary Paris; THE EXECUTIONER'S HEIR, biographical fiction about real-life 18th-century Parisian executioner Charles-Henri Sanson; A FAR BETTER REST, a reimagining of A Tale of Two Cities; and various nonfiction works, including Amazon bestseller MEDIEVAL UNDERPANTS AND OTHER BLUNDERS. Susanne lives in New York State.
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