The protagonist is Lieutenant-Colonel Quentin Margont, who has been charged br Joseph Bonaparte to investigate the death of a Colonel Berle, who was drawing up plans to defend Paris. His face was burned.
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Margont is charged with I just discovered this series, translated from the French, written during Napeleon's reign and following the Revolution. Margont is charged with infiltrating a group of Royalists who undoubtedly orchestrated this killing. Excellent book, intertwined with the history at this time the combined forces of most of Europe are trying to defeat Napoleon after years of their own defeats , and the complicated plots and counterplots. Margont must try to uncover and defeat the plot, at great risk to himself, even though he had no choice but to accept the task.
Fascinating look at historical details in medicine, poisons, and care of the "insane", as well as the military and historical era.
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Cabasson, a French psychiatrist and Napoleon buff, sets his series hero, Lieutenant Colonel Quentin Margont, veteran of the Russian campaign and dedicated Republican, to investigating the murder of a Colnel tasked with defending Paris against the coming invasion. Margont would far rather be facing Prussians, Russians and British troops than posing as a royalist among the disaffected groups of plotters waiting for a restoration, but Joseph Bonaparte and Tallyrand have given him a direct order.
Ca Cabasson, a French psychiatrist and Napoleon buff, sets his series hero, Lieutenant Colonel Quentin Margont, veteran of the Russian campaign and dedicated Republican, to investigating the murder of a Colnel tasked with defending Paris against the coming invasion. Cabasson's style may be attempting the detail and rich dialogue of Hugo and Dumas, but it is very talky and and has just about the clunk of the other average historical mysteries I read.
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The final days of Napoleon was a confusing and chaotic time, but during this time of chaos someone is murdering prominent people; so the government must send in a spy among the Royalists to find out who it is and to arrest them before more powerful people die. Reviewed by Kevin Winters. Terence Green rated it it was ok Jul 21, Danann rated it liked it Feb 21, Michael rated it really liked it Jun 11, Rosalind Bartlett rated it liked it May 03, Nanette Cormier rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Alex rated it really liked it Jan 03, Martyn rated it it was ok Mar 29, Stephen Haas rated it really liked it Nov 26, Pradeep Jayatunga rated it it was ok Jan 17, Martin Sear rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Greg rated it it was ok Feb 28, Katherine Fulcher rated it really liked it Jul 18, Ed rated it liked it Jan 08, Ashley rated it liked it Oct 28, Peter A Crane rated it really liked it Feb 28, Tommy Trionfetti rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Jonathan Carriel rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Patricia Flodman rated it it was ok Nov 05, Jonathan Scobie rated it it was ok Sep 16, Cbsd library rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Octarine rated it really liked it Apr 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Mystery Top Apple Books. Zeebra Books. Sting of the Drone Richard A. Clarke St. Give them a whiff of grapeshot. This is often quoted as a command Napoleon issued when dispersing mobs marching on the National Assembly in Paris 5 October , or it is occasionally stated that he boasted "I gave them a whiff of grapeshot" sometime afterwards, but the first known use of the term "whiff of grapeshot" is actually by Thomas Carlyle in his work The French Revolution , describing the use of cannon salvo [ salve de canons ] against crowds, and not even the use of them by Napoleon.
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A constitution should be short and obscure. He told Talleyrand to advise Bonaparte to adopt the former as it was " short and " — he was about to add " clear " when the diplomatist cut him short with the words, " Yes: short and obscure! There is no known basis to attribute this saying to Napoleon.
It is found unattributed in a Usenet post from July