By: Zencey, Eric

Price: ¥400.00

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Book Condition: Very Good

In 1892, Henry Adams, distinguished historian and descendant of two preside nts, is in Paris, where he finds himself embroiled in several mysteries: a charming woman attracts him on the beach, then disappears and is, or isn't, killed. Jacques de Reinach, a major figure in the failed French effort to build a Panama canal, dies by suicide or murder. An American senator's wife seems to be trying to change her longstanding relationship with Adams from friendship to something else. A trusted friend is hiding knowledge of a de ad woman. Adams is drawn into an intrigue of scandal, bribery, murder, corr uption, and sex. He can't resist searching for the missing woman. Along the way he, and we, learn a lot about French politics, the nature of history a nd experience, love, loss, and forensic science. This outstanding first nov el is highly recommended for its intelligence, characterization, suspense, and setting.


Author Name: Zencey, Eric

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 1996

ISBN Number: 0340657219

ISBN Number 13: 9780340657218

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000014929