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For the King - A Novel

Catherine Delors

For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year," Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity. The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoleon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouché, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women. Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the King takes listeners through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption.

For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year," Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity. The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoleon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouché, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women. Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the King takes listeners through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption.
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For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year," Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity. The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoleon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouché, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women. Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the King takes listeners through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

11h 21m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

28:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

13:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

12:16