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Why Kings Confess

C. S. Harris

The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian' s past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London' s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. Although the woman, Alexi Sauvage, has no memory of the attack, Sebastian knows her all too well from an incident in his past-- an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. As the search for the killer leads Sebastian into a treacherous web of duplicity, he discovers that Pelletan was part of a secret delegation sent by Napoleon to investigate the possibility of peace with Britain. Despite his powerful father-in-law' s warnings, Sebastian plunges deep into the mystery of the " Lost Dauphin," the boy prince who disappeared in the darkest days of the French Revolution, and soon finds himself at lethal odds with the Dauphin' s sister-- the imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinette-- who is determined to retake the French crown at any cost. With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian must battle new fears about Hero' s health and that of their soon-to-be born child. When he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in a past he has found too terrible to consider.

The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian' s past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London' s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. Although the woman, Alexi Sauvage, has no memory of the attack, Sebastian knows her all too well from an incident in his past-- an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. As the search for the killer leads Sebastian into a treacherous web of duplicity, he discovers that Pelletan was part of a secret delegation sent by Napoleon to investigate the possibility of peace with Britain. Despite his powerful father-in-law' s warnings, Sebastian plunges deep into the mystery of the " Lost Dauphin," the boy prince who disappeared in the darkest days of the French Revolution, and soon finds himself at lethal odds with the Dauphin' s sister-- the imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinette-- who is determined to retake the French crown at any cost. With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian must battle new fears about Hero' s health and that of their soon-to-be born child. When he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in a past he has found too terrible to consider.
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The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian' s past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London' s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. Although the woman, Alexi Sauvage, has no memory of the attack, Sebastian knows her all too well from an incident in his past-- an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. As the search for the killer leads Sebastian into a treacherous web of duplicity, he discovers that Pelletan was part of a secret delegation sent by Napoleon to investigate the possibility of peace with Britain. Despite his powerful father-in-law' s warnings, Sebastian plunges deep into the mystery of the " Lost Dauphin," the boy prince who disappeared in the darkest days of the French Revolution, and soon finds himself at lethal odds with the Dauphin' s sister-- the imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinette-- who is determined to retake the French crown at any cost. With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian must battle new fears about Hero' s health and that of their soon-to-be born child. When he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in a past he has found too terrible to consider.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

10h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

18:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:16