Praise for the Aimée Leduc series:
If youve always wanted to visit Paris, skip the air fare and read Cara Black . . . instead.--Val McDermid Fine characters, good suspense, but, best of all, they are transcendentally, seductively, irresistibly French. If you cant go, these will do fine. Or, better, go and bring them with you.--Alan Furst She makes Paris come alive as no one else has since Georges Simenon.--Stuart Kaminsky If youve never been to Paris, or youd like to go back soon, let Cara Black transport you there.--Linda Fairstein Charming. . . . Aimée is one of those blithe spirits who can walk you through the citys historical streets and byways with their eyes closed.--The New York Times Book Review Aimées childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure reluctantly goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to an icy rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laures gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is found on her hands, and she is charged with her partners murder.
The police close ranks against the alleged cop killer. Aimée is determined to clear Laure. In doing so, she encounters separatist terrorists, Montmartre prostitutes, a surrealist painters stepdaughter, a crooked Cosican bar owner, and learns of Big Ears--the French ear in the sky that records telephonic and electronic communications--which the Security Services monitor. Identifying Jacques murderer brings her closer to solving her own fathers death in an explosion in the Place Vendôme years earlier. It still haunts her. She cannot rest until she finds out who was responsible.
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