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The black tower

Author: Louis Bayard
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Having used his mastery of disguise and surveillance to nab some of France's most notorious criminals, early nineteenth-century detective Vidocq teams up with obscure medical student Hector to track down the most challenging adversary of his career, a case with ties to the missing son of Marie Antoinette.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bayard, Louis.
Black tower.
New York : William Morrow, c2008
(OCoLC)649090330
Named Person: Eugène François Vidocq; Eugène François Vidocq; Eugène François Vidocq
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Bayard
ISBN: 9780061173509 0061173509 9780061173516 0061173517 9780061668326 006166832X
OCLC Number: 191882075
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: x, 352 p. : map, geneal. table ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Louis Bayard.

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Dr Hector Carpentier is a partisan of no cause. His father, Dr Julien Carpentier, saw first-hand the ravages of the Revolution and remained resolutely impartial to politics. His son, cowed by his  Read more...

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"Bayard is a fearlessly confident writer. We are treated to all of the narrative verve and sly wit--both plot twists and turns of phrase--that make his books such a pleasure to read." -- Washington Read more...

 
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