In the Shadow of the Fire

In the Shadow of the Fire

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Synopsis

A breathless criminal investigation against the bloody canvas of the French Revolution

The Paris Commune's "bloody week" sees the climax of the savagery of the clashes between the Communards and the French Armed Forces loyal to Versailles. Amid the shrapnel and the chaos, while the entire west side of Paris is a field of ruins, a photographer fascinated by the suffering of young women takes "suggestive" photos to sell to a particular clientele. Young women begin disappearing, and when Caroline, a seamstress who volunteers at a first aid station, is counted among the missing, her fiancé Nicolas, a member of the Commune's National Guard, and Communal security officer Antoine, sets off independently in search of her. Their race against the clock to find her takes them through the shell-shocked streets of Paris, and introduces them to a cast of fascinating characters.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787702493
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd.
Imprint: Europa Editions
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 843.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 596g
Height: 145mm
Width: 219mm
Spine width: 49mm