(From the publisher):
Tonight they were returning their verdict, each emerging from the shadows to climb th rostrum for his moment in history. Celie watched the man who stood on the rostrum now, the candlelight shining on his face as he stared out at the packed room, exhausted after hours of argument. He said only the one word, 'Death'.
It is January 1793, Revolutionary France is at war with Belgium, Prussia and Austria and its new leaders have just sentenced Louis XVI to death. The public believes justice will be done, but, in Paris, a small group of people fears for the future.
Celie's life has changed beyond recognition since the Revolution began, and she is haunted by the guilt and grief entwined in her memories of the past. Reduced to working as a laundress for the secretive Monsieur Bernave, she finds inspiration in his determination to rescue the king from the scaffold and his conviction that this is the only way to save their beloved country. But just four days before the execution, Bernave is murdered.
Celie - and the fugitive she is protecting - must risk everything to piece together Bernave's plan under the watchful eyes of the revolutionary guard, and in the shadow of Madam Guillotine.
Anne Perry's popular mysteries revealing theintricacies, desires and deepest secrets of Victorian society have been critically acclaimed. In THE ONE THING MORE, she brings her insight and skill to one of the most turbulent and dangerous times in European history.
Original title: The One Thing More
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France